On This Day

Weddings & Divorces in History on August 18

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

1572 Henry of Navarre (later Henry IV of France) marries Margaret of Valois in Notre Dame cathedral, Paris, in attempt to make truce between Catholics and Protestants but prompts St. Bartholomew's Day massacre days later

LoveWedding of Interest

1782 Romantic Age poet and artist William Blake (24) marries Catherine Boucher (19) in St. Mary's Church, Battersea, London

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake

LoveWedding of Interest

2000 Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (57) weds former congressional aide Calista Bisek (34) in Alexandria, Virginia

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich