Weird History

9 Love Triangles That Drastically Changed World History

Like pretty much everything else ever, history is driven by two things: love and procreation. And as we all know, when more than two people are involved things can get complicated. Some of the most famous romances in history were love triangles between powerful individuals, creating tons of complicated dinners at home and awkward personal conversations. 

From ancient Rome, where the many loves of Mark Antony (including his liaison with Cleopatra VII of Egypt) caused him to lose control over Rome to his brother-in-law, to seventeenth-century France, where notorious lothario Louis XIV pitted two of his best-known mistresses against one another, there are some deeply messed up love triangles throughout history. Ever wonder how much of the modern world has been shaped by people wanting to bone multiple partners? Of course you have.