Relationship Details

Celebrity Biographies

Thomas Carlyle has been divorced from Jane Baillie Welsh since 1866. They had been married for 39.1 years. Thomas Carlyle is now deceased.

No Celebrity Photo on File

Thomas Carlyle

Arts - Author

Why Famous: The French Revolution,

Age: 85 (12/4/1795 - 2/5/1881)


Thomas Carlyle's Relationships (1)

No Celebrity Photo on File

Jane Baillie Welsh

Other - Spouse

Why Famous: Wife of Thomas Carlyle

Age: 217 (b. 1801)


Jane Baillie Welsh's Relationships (1)

Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating n/a --
Engaged n/a --
Married 10/17/1826 39.1 years
    Separated n/a --
    Filed for Divorce n/a --
Divorced 1866 --
 Total39.1 years*

Edit a Relationship Event

Children of this Relationship

No known children for this relationship. Add a child for this couple.


No known Affairs for this Relationship. Add an Affair

Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia

Where and/or how did Thomas Carlyle and Jane Baillie Welsh meet?

Thomas had been introduced to Welsh by his friend and her tutor Edward Irving, with whom she came to have a mutual romantic (although not sexually intimate) attraction.

Why did Thomas Carlyle and Jane Baillie Welsh break up?

Carlyle became increasingly alienated from his wife. Although she had been an invalid for some time, her death (1866) came unexpectedly and plunged him into despair, during which he wrote his highly self-critical "Reminiscences of Jane Welsh Carlyle," published posthumously.

Other Relationship Information about Thomas Carlyle and Jane Baillie Welsh:

Carlyle married Jane Welsh in 1826, making the marriage one of the most famous, well documented, and unhappy of literary unions. Over 9000 letters between Carlyle and his wife have been published showing the couple had an affection for one another marred by frequent and angry quarrels.

Add other Relationship Information

Classic Quotes by Thomas Carlyle and Jane Baillie Welsh about their relationship:

Add a Quote

Edit Relationship Information, Quotes, and Trivia

Go To Thomas Carlyle's Profile   Go To Jane Baillie Welsh's Profile

What do you think of this relationship?

Famous Hookups ©2006 - 2018 Joint Venture 1. All rights reserved.
Photos via PR Photos Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site! Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!