On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1836

Weddings in History

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Jan 6 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Charles Dickens

Apr 2 English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

Edgar Allan Poe

May 16 American writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

  • Aug 20 English novelist (Vanity Fair) William Makepeace Thackeray (25) marries Isabella Gethin Shawe (20)