On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces on May 17

Famous Weddings

Marquis de Sade

1763 Philosopher Marquis de Sade (22) weds Renee Pelagie de Montreuil in Paris

Andrew Johnson

1827 US President Andrew Johnson (18) weds Eliza McCardle (16) in Warrenton, Tennessee

Marlene Dietrich

1923 Actress and singer Marlene Dietrich (21) weds assistant director Rudolf Sieber (26) in Berlin, Germany

George Mikan

1947 NBA center George Mikan (22) weds college sweetheart Patricia Lu Daveny

  • 2001 Fourth line of succession to the Dutch throne Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands (31) weds Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands (35) in The Hague, Netherlands
  • 2008 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (23) weds rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (28) in Encino, California
  • 2008 Eldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II, Peter Phillips (30) weds management consultant Autumn Kelly (30) at St. George‚Äôs chapel in Windsor Castle