two images

john of the cross's father who married a low born girl against his families wishes

and was disinherited

the family stuggled financially and i think was short of food since john was so small and a brother of his died

john of the cross's life was a bit crazy and he died of a staph skin infection

marie curie had a lover (kazimierz zorawski) in poland whom she would have married but his family forbade it

when he was old he used to sit in front of a statue of her for hours and just gaze at it