Famous Love Letters

Famous love letters are romantic, to say the least. Their historical significance is something of note as well. From ancient world leaders to extremely wealthy men, love cannot escape them. Love letters were the only form of communication with significant others before the onslaught of technology. The most famous love letters are beautifully worded and can be considered another form of poetic notation.

  1. Ludwig Von Beethoven. No one knows who Beethoven's "beloved" was in the "My Immortal Beloved" series of love letters. It was one of the best kept secrets in love letter history. In this famous love letter, Beethoven writes about missing his beloved  to the point that he, almost, seems at a loss for words. He ends this famous love letter with one of his most famous quotes "ever thine,ever mine,ever ours." Many Beethoven scholars have labored over figuring out who his "Immortal Beloved" was. There were many candidates in the running as possible love interests, however, recent research has concluded that it was Antonie Brentano.
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon and his wife Josephine were not the sterling example of love. Napoleon's intentions to marry an older women with money for politic gain were the building blocks for an unfaithful marriage (on Josephine's part) and a horrible case of bad timing. This famous love letter was sent to Josephine. Napoleon's love letters to Josephine are some of the most famous love letters in history. However long Napoleon was around the globe attempting to conquer it, his mind was never far from thinking about Josephine. Josephine, whose real name was Rose, never wanted to marry Napoleon, but was forced to by her former lover/ Napoleon's boss. As Napoleon conquered Europe, Josephine conquered most of the men in Paris. This love letter was written on December 29, 1795 where he asks "Are you angry with me? Are you unhappy? Are you upset?" This is because Josephine never wanted to visit him during his time in Italy.

  3. George Gordon Lord Byron. He was mostly known for being quite the womanizer. With each abondonment of city, a love affair threatened to surface. Most of his love letters were attempts to smooth things over with the woman he was leaving. However, very few have known of his love affair with a choirboy at Cambridge. They wrote to one another in code and upon Lord Byron's deparcher he was given a heart shaped broch, which he consistently wore. His lover, John Edleston, took the feminine name of "Thyrza" and Lord Byron wrote this to Thyrza "Ours too the glance none saw beside; The smile none else might understand; The whisper'd thought of hearts allied, The pressure of the thrilling hand; The kiss so guiltless and refin'd That Love each warmer wish forbore; Those eyes proclaim'd so pure a mind, Ev'n passion blush'd to plead for more."


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