On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1836

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 6 Author Harriet Beecher (24) weds educator Calvin Ellis Stowe (33) in Cincinnati, Ohio

Abolitionist and Author Harriet Beecher Stowe
Abolitionist and Author
Harriet Beecher Stowe

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 2 English novelist and social critic Charles Dickens (24) marries Catherine Thomson Hogarth (20)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

LoveWedding of Interest

May 16 American writer Edgar Allan Poe (26) marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia Clemm

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 5 English engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel marries Mary Elizabeth Horsley

  • Aug 20 English novelist (Vanity Fair) William Makepeace Thackeray (25) marries Isabella Gethin Shawe (20)