Weddings & Divorces in History on April 12

Weddings in History

John the Fearless

1385 Duke of Burgundy, John the Fearless, marries Margaret of Bavaria in political double wedding with his sister

  • 1385 Willem van Oostervant of Bavaria weds Philip the Bold's daughter Marguerite (10)
  • 1583 William of Orange marries Louise de Coligny

Victor Emmanuel II

1842 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

Upton Sinclair

1913 Author Upton Sinclair (34) weds writer Mary Craig (31)

Eugene O'Neill

1918 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill marries second wife novelist Agnes Boulton

Norodom Sihanouk

1952 Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

Arianna Huffington

1986 Greek-American writer Arianna Stasinopoúlou (Arianna Huffington) (35) weds American politician Michael Huffington (38); divorce in 1997

  • 2003 Prince Laurent of Belgium (39) weds land surveyor Claire Coombs (29) in Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014 Actress Ginnifer Goodwin (35) weds actor Josh Dallas (32) in Los Angeles, California