On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1847

Weddings in History

Otto von Bismarck

Jul 28 Chancellor Otto von Bismarck (32) weds noblewoman Johanna von Puttkamer (23) in Kolczyglowy, Poland

Herman Melville

Aug 4 Author of Moby-Dick, American novelist Herman Melville (28) marries Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court