Giuseppe Garibaldi, 19th century general, politician and nationalist, is lauded as one of the founders of modern Italy. The nation's towns and cities are full of statues, piazzas and streets commemorating him.
In the space of 8 months over 1859-60, Garibaldi had a child with one woman (a peasant), proposed unsuccessfully to a second (a baroness), fell in love with a third (a countess), and married a fourth (the teenage daughter of a marquess) whom he discarded soon after their wedding on discovering that she was pregnant with someone else's child. [quoted from 'The Pursuit of Italy' by David Gilmour.]
Come on, Barnaby, what are you waiting for? Glory beckons!