Love can make us stronger, but some partnerships have had a profound impact on the world, with some exceptional couples having a transformative and lasting influence.

Coretta Scott King, married Martin Luther King Jr. in 1953, became lifelong partners in civil rights, leading to the Civil Rights Act and Nobel Peace Prize.

Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns revolutionized Modern art by integrating Abstract Expressionist, Pop, performance, and conceptual art, forming Matson-Jones, which ultimately split in 1961.

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, a power couple, studied philosophy in Paris and made groundbreaking contributions to philosophy, literature, and political theory.

Mildred and Richard Loving, African-American and Native American, were arrested in 1958 for interracial marriage. In 1963, they sued the ACLU, leading to a significant Supreme Court ruling.

Marie Sklodowska, born 1867, studied physics and math at Sorbonne. Married Pierre Curie, they discovered uranium rays, polonium, and radium, leading to radioactivity.

Frida Kahlo, a Mexican artist, married Diego Rivera in 1929, leading to extraordinary Mexican art and becoming the first Latin American woman to have a painting in the Louvre.

Jane Addams, the founder of social work in America, co-founded Hull House in 1889 and was the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.