15 Famous People Who Died Without Having Sex During Their Lifetime


Are you afraid you'll die as a virgin? Well, fear not! This list of famous people who probably died as virgins. Some of these famous figures chose to remain virgins because of religious devotions, while others were born with severe ailments that prevented them from having sex. Still, others just thought sex would distract them from their careers.

1. Andy Warhol

Warhol's enigmatic personal life has been the subject of much debate. He is widely believed to have been a gay man, and his art was often infused with homoerotic imagery and motifs. However, he claimed that he remained a virgin for his entire life.

2. Queen Elizabeth I (England)


Elizabeth had no interest in sharing power with a spouse. Over time, she cultivated her image as a queen married to her job and her people. For this dedication, Elizabeth earned the nickname the "Virgin Queen."

3. Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant, one of the most important names in modern philosophy, devoted much of his life to studying history, politics, and religion. In short, the philosopher who didn't have the opportunity to make love from thinking left this world as a virgin at the age of 79.

4. Joseph Merrick

He was known more for his nickname "Elephant Man" rather than his real name and because of the illness he had. He died at the age of 27 before being able to have sex with anyone.

5. Giacomo Leopardi


The famous Italian poet, Leopardi, was a person that spent his childhood in poverty with his parents who were gamblers and devoted the rest of his life to wisdom. As far as it is known, the dissatisfaction created by this situation can be easily seen in the works of the poet who didn't establish an emotional relationship with anyone during his life.

6. Henry James


It is thought that Henry James, one of the greatest writers ever, had several homosexual relationships in an emotional sense, but was unable to have sex throughout his life because he suffered from impotency.

7. Herbert Spencer


Herbert Spencer, one of the most important scholars of the 19th century, never had a sexual experience throughout his life because he had scoliosis.

8. John Edgar Hoover


J. Edgar Hoover never married, and he lived with his mother for much of his adult life. Many speculate that Hoover was either secretly gay or that he died a virgin.

9. Joseph Cornell

Famous American artist, Joseph Cornell, spent much of his life alone in a small, wooden house. Cornell, who has a huge fan base with experimental films he made in the later years of his career, died at the age of 69 as a virgin.

10. Hans Christian Andersen


When the letters written during the last period of the famous Danish author Andersen are examined, the possibility of no sexual intercourse gets stronger.

11. Henry Cavendish


Henry Cavendish, known for his contribution to the scientific world, was a person who was very introverted throughout his life. The scientist, who spent most of his life alone, didn't establish any kind of social relationship. Cavendish, who left his scientific work as the only evidence of his existence, is another famous name that is entitled to enter this content.

12. Nikola Tesla

Some people speculate that Tesla was asexual, meaning that he simply didn’t have the urge towards sex, but that may not be the case. Take a look at the following quote:

I put [women] on a lofty pedestal… I worshiped at the feet of the creature I had raised to this height, and, like every true worshiper, and I felt myself unworthy of the object of my worship.

13. Lewis Carroll


Alice in Wonderland author, Lewis Carroll, never married and he is not known to have had any relationships with women. Some people speculate that Carroll may have been a pedophile, as he had a collection of nude photographs of young girls.

14. Isaac Newton


Isaac Newton never married in his lifetime. He was a solitary individual, and many historians believe that he died a virgin.

15. Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa dedicated her life to being a Catholic nun. A devoted follower of Catholicism, Mother Teresa was known to have died a virgin.

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