Weddings & Divorces in History on May 17

Weddings in History

Marquis de Sade

1763 Philosopher Marquis de Sade (22) weds Renee Pelagie de Montreuil in Paris

Andrew Johnson

1827 US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee

John McCain

1980 Navy Liaison and future politician John McCain marries second wife teacher Cindy Lou Hensley

  • 2001 Fourth line of succession to the Dutch throne Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (31) weds Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (35) in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2008 Eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, Peter Phillips (30) weds management consultant Autumn Kelly (30) at St. George’s chapel in Windsor Castle