Great and undefiled: 6 historical figures who died virginsPictolic
Most people today can not imagine their life without sex, and this is quite normal. But the fact that these geniuses left the world never knowing the warmth of another body, defies easy explanation. But we will try.
Below you will learn about the six individuals who have made significant contributions to the history and culture, and in whose interests the sex just was not included.
Have a favorite writer all the kids were pretty rough life: first, he rejected the idea of intimacy, and later in his prayers asked for:
But, it seems, prayer Andersen remained unanswered, because until the end of his life he was in love with unavailable women who did not reciprocate. The writer even attempted happiness among the members of their own sex. In a letter to Edward Collin he wrote:
Reaction again was not followed... In the end, Andersen has given up trying to meet his love, and the one time he decided to visit a brothel (in 61 years), instead of sex, he just sat and looked at the young girl.
Biographers brilliant physics and math suggest that Newton was a serious mental disorder, presumably autism, or bipolar disorder. True or not, now do not understand. The only thing we know for sure that all his life Newton suffered from chronic loneliness, avoided relationships with women and hated even the very idea of sex.
However, the scientist were many other fads. At age 19 he recorded on paper all the sins that he thought he did, only they had accumulated 48. In addition, despite his contempt for women, Newton thought the menstrual blood of prostitutes had magical properties. Why and what exactly, remains a mystery.
The author of "Alice in Wonderland" was a very unusual man. Among others he was singled out by a strange pull to the girls, the desire to photograph them, communicate with them, tell them stories... One of the "girlfriends" Carroll was Alice Liddell – the prototype of the girl, fell down the rabbit hole.
11-year-old Liddell has long been the Muse of Carroll. In the archive of the writer found a lot of photos with the girl and her family. They can see how Liddell looked really. Unfortunately, Carroll's diaries from that time mysteriously has not survived, but the man found letters addressed to other "young Muse".
Some biographers of Carroll believe that he wanted to marry the 11-year-old Liddell, but his parents oppose this Union. Affection from a man to the girl was so strong that by the end of his days he remained alone and without ever finding love.
Mother Teresa became famous for the many kind and noble deeds. Some called the woman a "messenger of Christ's love" as she literally dedicated her life to the sick and needy people.
It is quite understandable that the intimate side of life in a list of her interests was not included. At the same time, even as a virgin, Mother Teresa actively campaigned against abortion and contraception.
Elizabeth I made a conscious decision to remain chaste until the end of life. Affected him in particular the behavior of her father, who had executed several of his wives, including Elizabeth's mother Anne Boleyn. And when Elizabeth was nine years old, the punishment has befallen the young Queen Kate Howard. And her death shocked the girl that she decided to permanently abandon the marriage.
Indeed, never Elizabeth and never married. Another "romantic" version of this story says that the culprit was the broken heart of the Queen. She allegedly fell in love with childhood friend Robert Dudley, and swore that if they go down the aisle, only with him. Whatever it was, to the end of her days Elizabeth remained a virgin, although romantic relationship she was still.
Many are surprised that one of the most famous inventors of modern times have not met a life partner. Actually, the girls were interested in the personality of the scientist, but he is the opposite sex didn't care.
Some argue that Tesla identified themselves as asexual. The scientist allegedly said that he considers himself unworthy of women, but at the same time worships their beauty. In addition, Tesla was a very strange relationship with... a dove. The bird constantly flew to his window, and, according to the scientist, found him, wherever he was.