8 Famous Figures Who Refused to Get Married

Apparently, for some people “happily ever after” doesn’t mean getting married and having children. Marriage isn’t for everyone and these famous figures throughout history thought the same.

Read on to discover the famous figures who refused to get married!

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1. Susan B. Anthony

The American social reformer and women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony played an important role in the women’s suffrage movement. She never wanted to get married or have children—she actually had completely different aspirations than her female friends.

For example, unlike her best friend and organizing partner Elizabeth Cady Stanton—who had seven children—Susan B. Anthony was able to pick up and travel in order to speak or campaign for women’s suffrage without having to deal with caring for a family of her own.

As a matter of fact, Anthony is quoted as saying, “I’m sure that no man could ever [have] made me happier than I have been.” Though she devoted her entire life to winning voting rights for women, she died 14 years before the passage of the 19th Amendment, which finally granted women’s suffrage.

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3 thoughts on “8 Famous Figures Who Refused to Get Married”

  1. How about highlighting prominent,, successful couples, who have a great marriage and can give advice on how to do both?


    It’s a shame that dear old oprah doesn’t have a school here. Why not help where it’s needed . In fact, why don’t you move there. Nobody will care!! Go on now!

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