caption President John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy arrive in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. source White House/Wikimedia Commons Months ahead of November’s midterm elections, 2018 is set to be a landmark year for women in politics as a record number of female candidates are running, and winning, in offices across the US government. Women have had a long history making their mark in the political spotlight, with or without a formal position, as one half of political power couples that have left lasting impressions on the world. Take a look at some of history’s most iconic political couples: Cleopatra and Julius Caesar source By Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824 – 1904) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Though Mark Antony and Cleopatra have gotten star treatment from Shakespeare and the silver screen, the Egyptian ruler’s romantic relationship with Roman general Julius Caesar was the most historically significant power move. Cleopatra was the richest and most powerful ruler in the world when she became the pharaoh of Egypt in 51 BC. When the Romans marched into her territory, she became Caesar’s lover as a means of staying in power. She had his son, Caesarion, in 47 BC. After Caesar’s assassination in 44… Read full this story
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