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Some Historians Think These Historical Figures Died As Virgins

Awareness of asexuality has been rising in recent years, but this sexual orientation is nothing new. Marked by a lack of sexual attraction, asexuality can be found throughout history. Asexual historical figures include philosophers, composers, artists, and writers. Famous asexual people in history often never married or had mostly sexless unions.

Even though these asexual figures may have lacked the modern language to describe their orientation, many indicated their preferences in a way that reflects how they identified. Authors, inventors, celebrities, and political figures - history proves asexual people have always been among the general population.

This list of historical asexual figures is a reminder that human sexuality is as diverse as any other aspect of humanity and obviously was no hindrance to the capabilities of those listed.