Closely alliances among the famous personalities
At all times, the society condemned men and women who decided to closely unions. In some cultures, incest was a crime at all. Meanwhile, such a marriage happens all the time, because love can not imagine life without each other. This review presents the well-known historical figures, the chosen of whom have become their close relatives.
Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Clemm
The American writer Edgar Allan Poe became famous not only for its detectives, but also scandalous personal life. The 26-year-old in the heat of resentment, he moved from his parents to his aunt, Mrs. Clemm. Writer kindled a passion for her 12-year-old daughter, his cousin Virginia.
Seeing emotional throwing nephew, aunt allowed them to get married, but with the proviso that Poe did not touch his wife until she reaches puberty. After a few years of marital happiness came to an end in Virginia died of tuberculosis. Two years later, disconsolate writer followed the favorite to the light.
Igor Stravinsky and Ekaterina Nosenko
Igor Stravinsky called one of the most talented composers of the twentieth century. With his cousin Catherine Nosenko he was friends with early childhood. Then the friendship turned into a deeper feeling. Stravinsky wanted to marry his beloved, but the Orthodox Church forbids it. In the end, the composer managed to persuade a priest, and in 1906, the couple got married.
Franklin Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt
The American President Franklin Roosevelt put on a par with Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Under his leadership, the country has emerged from the Great Depression and headed for the rapid development of the economy.
Franklin Roosevelt married with his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of another US president Theodore Roosevelt. Franklin's mother reacted very negatively to such a union, but love did not care. As time has shown, they formed a great tandem not only with family, but also in the political arena. Eleanor took an active part in running the country, thus realizing their own ambitions.
Charles Darwin and Emma Wedgwood
The well-known naturalist and founder of the theory of evolution, Charles Darwin married his cousin Emma Wedgwood. Ironically, the scientist has experienced the principle of "survival of the fittest" when watching the dying three of his ten children. The rest of the offspring grew very painful. Darwin realized that the main reason for this is incest, and even wrote several scientific papers on the subject.
Christopher Milne and Leslie de Selinkurt
Writer Alan Milne made a prototype of his son Christopher Robin fairy boy in a children's story about the adventures of a teddy bear Winnie the Pooh and his friends. In real life, the relationship between father and son developed not too successfully. The boy took offense that a writer it was never enough time. Over time, the situation has worsened further because Christopher Milne decided to marry his cousin Leslie de Selinkurt. Parents do not have forgiven this son and his mother, even 15 years have not talked to him. In 1956, Christopher Milne and his wife finally the long-awaited daughter. Unfortunately, the girl was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Queen Victoria and her cousin Prince Albert, Prince Consort
For members of royal blood inbreeding (incest) considered commonplace. Marriages with relatives was considered part of the political game. British Queen Victoria married her cousin Albert, Prince Consort. This union was one of the few, which was dominated by love and understanding. At the Victoria and Albert was born nine children. When the Queen's husband died, she wore until his death on his mourning.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Now live the Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were married almost 70 years. They also have to let each other distant, but still family. British Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh third cousin and sister.