Weddings & Divorces in History on April 26

Weddings in History

Johan Willem Friso & Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel

1709 Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louise van Hessen-Kassel

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother & George VI

1923 English prince Albert Duke of York (George VI) (27) marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (22) at Westminster Abbey

  • 1946 Father Divine, controversial religious leader claimed to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement

Jorge Luis Borges

1986 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

  • 2014 Actor Brian Baumgartner (41) weds Celeste Ackelson in Los Angeles, California