On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1840

Famous Weddings

Alexandre Dumas

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

Queen Victoria

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

Elizabeth Cady Stanton

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

Robert Schumann

Sep 12 German pianist and composer Robert Schumann (30) marries German pianist and composer Clara Wieck (20)