Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1842

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 31 10th US President John Tyler's daughter Elizabeth marries in the White House

Giuseppe Garibaldi

Mar 26 Italian general Giuseppe Garibaldi (34) weds Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro (20) in Montevideo

Victor Emmanuel II

Apr 12 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (22) weds queen Adelaide of Austria (20) at Palazzina di caccia of Stupinigi

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jul 9 American writer "The Scarlett Letter" Nathaniel Hawthorne (38) marries painter and illustrator Sophia Peabody (33) in the Peabody's home, Boston

  • Oct 8 Princess Sophia weds her cousin duke Charles Saksen-Weimar-Eisenach

Wedding of Interest

Nov 4 American socialite Mary Todd (23) weds Illinois Congressman and lawyer Abraham Lincoln (33) in Springfield, Illinois