The Greatest Real-Life Adulterous Couple Ever To Inspire Works Of Art (I’ll Take “Doomed Lovers” for $600, Alex)

“[Dante] created such a compelling portrait of undying love that [they] went down in Western cultural history … They have inspired symphonic tone poems by Tchaikovsky and others, paintings by artists such as everyone from Botticelli to Ingres to Dante Gabriel Rosetti, no fewer than three sculptures by Rodin, including his famous The Kiss – and more than 18 operas.”