On This Day

Historical Figures Married and Divorced in 1896

Weddings in History

Joseph Conrad

Mar 24 Writer "Heart of Darkness" Joseph Conrad (39) marries Englishwoman Jessie George (23)

Benjamin Harrison

Apr 6 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (63) weds Mary Scott (37) at St Thomas Protestant Episcopal Church in New York City

George Bernard Shaw

Jun 1 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (41) marries Charlotte Frances Payne-Townshend (41) in Covent Garden, London.

Aga Khan III

Nov 2 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (19) weds first cousin Shahzadi Begum in Pune, India

Jose Rizal

Dec 30 Filipino Nationalist Jose Rizal (35) weds girlfriend Josephine Bracken (20) before his execution in Fort Santiago, Manila