On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1811

Famous Weddings

James Fenimore Cooper

Jan 1 Writer James Fenimore Cooper (21) weds Susan Augusta de Lancey in Mamaroneck, New York

John C. Calhoun

Jan 8 US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)

  • Aug 28 English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (19) elopes to Scotland with 1st wife Harriet Westbrook (16)