Weddings & Divorces in History on May 16

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

1770 Marie Antoinette (14) marries future King Louis XVI (15) of France

Queen of France Marie Antoinette
Queen of France
Marie Antoinette

HeartWedding of Interest

1836 US writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

  • 1880 British writer Mary Anne Evans, (pen name George Eliot), aged 60 marries John Cross, 20 years her junior
  • 1981 Pretenders' Martin Chambers weds Tracy Atkinson