A Short History of Engagement
Interesting facts about the roots of modern engagement
- In 1215 Pope Innocent III declared that there should be an official waiting period before a couple married. This was the beginning of the engagement tradition we know today.
- The first recorded engagement ring was given by Maximilian I, King of Germany, to Mary of Burgundy in 1477.
- The longest recorded engagement was between Octavio Guillan and Adrian Martinez, who became engaged in 1902. They were finally married 67 years later in June, 1969 in Mexico City.
Christina M. Anello
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