Incredible Cleopatra Facts That You Didn’t Learn in History Class

She and Mark Anthony Were Star-Crossed Lovers

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Shakespeare’s famous ‘Romeo and Juliet’ tells a similar tale to that of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony and how their romantic suicides mirror the deaths of Shakespeare’s two lovers. However, the English playwright did dedicate a play to the Queen of the Nile and her lover, titled ‘Cleopatra and Anthony,’ in which many consider Shakespeare’s Cleopatra to be the most complex and well developed of all his female characters. 

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