Cleopatra and Marc Anthony | 10 Most Influential Marriages in History

Cleopatra and Marc Anthony

Marc Anthony was one of the most powerful Generals in the entire Roman Empire, but like so many men of his time, he had a weakness for beautiful woman. By all accounts, Cleopatra was absolutely breathtaking. The two fell for one another and they married, resulting in Cleopatra becoming ruler of Egypt, Cyprus, Crete, and Cyria. However, due to political upheavals and a lost battle, they were forced to flee back to Egypt, where Cleopatra planned to throw their pursuers off their scent with rumors of suicide. However, Mark Anthony didn’t know of her plan, and believed the rumors to be true. He then committed suicide, which led Cleopatra to also carry through with her own suicide. A tragic ending for an epic romance.

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