Important Dates in History

I know what you’re thinking, and no, this isn’t going to be a history lesson. You can get that anywhere. It could be about important first dates in history, but that’s not it either, mainly because I would have had to do a tremendous amount of research to be historically accurate. I’m guessing there’s not a lot of information floating around about Antony and Cleopatra’s first hook-up or whether Napoleon and Josephine hit the local burger joint their first time out or just hung out an made faces at peasants.

Nope, this post is about famous historical figures I would date. Have you ever watched a documentary on, say, Albert Einstein, and wondered what it would have been like to go out on a date with him? Okay, maybe not, but I have. I love men. They fascinate me, especially the smart ones. So of course, Einstein’s at the top of my list. Why not? He’s a man, first of all. He’s also smart, had a great sense of humor and could laugh at himself, was quite a looker, and he could also play a mean violin. Handsome, witty, and cultured. Would I have dated him? Oh yeah!

Who else would I have dated? Hmmm. There’s Ben Franklin, a man near and dear to me for so many reasons. He was a printer and writer, and with me being a writer and all, I think we’d have gotten on famously. I think he’d have even liked some of my more erotic works. Heck, knowing his reputation, he probably would have been a valuable resource when doing research, if you know what I mean. He was a veritable font of knowledge and also an inventor. I wonder just how inventive ole’ Ben got sometimes, considering he impressed French women with his prowess, which is no small feat. Can you see the attraction now?

There’s also Leonardo da Vinci. You’ve gotta give a guy who can make a woman famous just by painting her smirk a chance. Smart, inventive, talented…I’d have definitely wandered the countryside of Vinci with him any time.

Robert Louis Stevenson is one of my favorite authors, and although he wasn’t always in the best of health, which restricted his activities, I’d have gone out with him in a heartbeat. Some of his stories contain such entertaining whimsy that it’s hard not to want to have been there as he told his tales to his neighbors in Samoa. Tusitala, as they called him, also had a penchant for the macabre (think Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde), as do I. I imagine our first date would have been quite an adventure, or, at the very least, quite interesting.

And Poe...a talented, moody Southern gentleman. Who could resist? Sure, he was a little unstable, but he certainly know how to woo. Just ask the ladies he corresponded with throughout his life. He could pick up chicks via long distance way before social networking was even invented. Now that's charm!

So now you have my list of historical figures I would date. How about you? Who in history would you have dated? Why?

Just something to keep in mind the next time you're watching the History Channel. :)


Carol Ericson said...

Cameo, ooh, so many historical men - no time at all! Usually powerful men make history, and who can resist power? I'd date Thomas Jefferson - I think we're political soulmates. I'd date Mark Twain, because even though he was a tortured depressive, I'm sure he could've made me laugh. I'd date one of the great silver screen stars - Valentino? And all Shakespeare would've had to do is read one of his sonnets to me!

Nicole North said...

Great post!! I think I would want to date Rob Roy, William Wallace and maybe Robert the Bruce. LOL

Carly Carson said...

George Washington. You know how many of those guys you mentioned were cheaters? Einstein and Franklin for sure (though I'd go with Franklin anyway). Is there some correlation between greatness and inability to remain true to one woman? Interesting post.


Cameo Brown said...

Carol--Know what you many men, so little time! Wonder if the ladies in their time periods thought the same thing? LOL I almost put Thomas Jefferson because I'm a sucker for a man with his kind of writing talent, and Shakespeare...well, the same goes there, definitely!

Nicole--Why do none of these names surprise me? roflmao

Carly--I thought about the infidelity thing, too, and like you, I'd go with Franklin anyway. I think all men, no matter how greatly talented, struggle with fidelity. I think most people do at one point or another. Monogamy is an interesting concept, and it's really interesting that there is such a demand for m/f/m menage stories. What does that mean exactly? Are we truly in touch with our baser human instincts? Good point, Carly!

Carol Ericson said...

I don't think it's any coincidence that men we know for making history and as such were powerful were also unfaithful. Women are attracted to power. It goes back to our basic instincts to be with a powerful mate who can protect us. And really, not many men who have scads of women throwing themselves at them will be able to resist the invitations! That's why it's so fun to write about men like that who fall for The One woman and every women fantasizes about being The One.