On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1840

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 1 Novelist Alexandre Dumas (37) weds actress Ida Ferrier

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 10 British Queen Victoria (20) marries her cousin Albert (20) of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, later the Prince Consort at St James' Palace

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria

LoveWedding of Interest

May 1 Women's rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton (24) weds fellow abolitionist Henry Brewster Stanton (34)

Women's Rights Activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's Rights Activist
Elizabeth Cady Stanton

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 6 Publisher James Gordon Bennett (45) weds Henrietta Agnes Crean in NYC, New York

Founder of the New York Herald James Gordon Bennett
Founder of the New York Herald
James Gordon Bennett
  • Sep 12 Composer Robert Schumann marries Clara Wieck