Weddings & Divorces in History on December 26

Weddings in History

  • 1613 Robert Carr, 1st Earl of Somerset, marries Frances Howard, occasioning John Donne's "Eclogue"
  • 1793 The wedding of Prince Friedrich Ludwig of Prussia and Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz takes place.

HeartWedding of Interest

1843 US Navy flag officer David Farragut (42) weds Virginia Loyall

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut

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1931 SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Reinhard Heydrich marries Lina von Osten

Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich
Nazi leader
Reinhard Heydrich

HeartWedding of Interest

1947 President of Indonesia Suharto (26) weds Siti Hartinah (24) in Surakarta at a traditional Javanese ceremony

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • 1994 President Clinton's brother Roger Clinton (37) weds 8-mo pregnant Molly Nartin (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

2001 "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling (36) weds anesthesiologist Neil Murray (30) in Aberfeldy, Scotland

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling