Who sent the first Valentine?
If you chose answer C, Charles, Duke of Orleans, you're RIGHT!
Charles, Duke of Orleans wrote in 1415 what is usually considered the first valentine.
Imprisoned in the Tower of London following a bloody battle, the French general fought his lonely confinement by penning letters of romantic verse to his wife. (One of his historic letters can be found today in the manuscript collection of the British Library in London.) By the 16th Century, valentines were so common that many English church leaders preached against them, arguing that they promoted an “immoral, base” form of love.
Those must have been some valentines, huh?