Weddings & Divorces in History on February 2

Weddings in History

John I of Portugal

1387 King John I of Portugal (29) marries Philippa of Lancaster (26), daughter of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, in Porto, consolidating an Anglo-Portuguese Alliance that endures to the present day

Mark Twain

1870 American writer (Huckleberry Finn) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, (34) marries Olivia Langdon (24) in Elmira, NY

Emilio G. Segrè

1936 Physicist Emilio G. Segrè (31) weds jewish woman Elfriede Spiro at the Great Synagogue of Rome in Italy

  • 1990 Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt

Diane von Furstenberg

2001 Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg (54) weds media tycoon Barry Diller


2002 Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (34) weds Argentinean born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti (30) at the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam, Netherlands