Weddings & Divorces in History on January 2

Weddings in History

Lord Byron

1815 Leading Romantic poet Lord Byron (27) marries Anne Isabella Milbanke (22) by special licence, at Seaham Hall in County Durham

David Livingstone

1845 Explorer and medical missionary David Livingstone (31) weds Mary Moffat

J. J. Thomson

1890 Physicist J. J. Thomson (33) weds Rose Elisabeth Paget

Ansel Adams

1928 Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley

Paul Dirac

1937 Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner

  • 1940 Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, Xhosa writer, linguist and academic and outspoken critic of the South African National Party government's Bantu Education policy, marries Priscilla Phyllis Ntantla.