Weddings & Divorces in History on May 1

Weddings in History

  • 1576 Stefan Batory, the reigning Prince of Transylvania, marries Anna Jagiellon and they become the co-rulers of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.

HeartWedding of Interest

1840 Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

HeartWedding of Interest

1850 Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.

HeartWedding of Interest

1881 Physiologist Ivan Pavlov (32) weds Seraphima Karchevskaya

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Physiologist
Ivan Pavlov
  • 1884 "Poems of Passion" author Ella Wheeler Wilcox (33) weds Robert M. Wilcox in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1929 American poet e.e (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries 2nd wife Anne Minnerly Barton

HeartWedding of Interest

1954 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

HeartWedding of Interest

1980 Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko (49) weds Bobi Ladawa

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko