Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1850

Famous Weddings

  • Mar 14 French writer and playwright Honoré de Balzac marries Ewelina Hańska in Berdyczów, Ukraine

William Tecumseh Sherman

May 1 Soldier William Tecumseh Sherman (30) weds Eleanor Boyle Ewing in Washington, D.C.

Alfred Tennyson

Jun 13 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

  • Jun 19 Swedish/Norwegian crown prince Charles weds Dutch princess Wilhelmina

Stephen Foster

Jul 22 American composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell (20) at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania