Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1869

Famous Weddings

Harriet Tubman

Mar 18 US Abolitionist Harriet Tubman marries civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY

Georges Bizet

Jun 3 French "Carmen" composer Georges Bizet (30) weds Genevieve Halevy (20)

Ferdinand von Zeppelin

Aug 7 Inventor Ferdinand von Zeppelin (31) weds Isabella Freiin von Wolff from the house of Alt-Schwanenburg

Cornelius Vanderbilt

Aug 21 Business magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt marries second wife and cousin Frank Armstrong Crawford in London, Ontario

Victor Emmanuel II

Oct 18 Sardinia king Victor Emmanuel II (49) weds his mistress Rosa Vercellana (36) in Italy

Charles Brooke

Oct 28 Sarawak's head of state Charles Brooke (40) weds Margaret Alice Lili de Windt (20) at Highworth, Wiltshire