Famous bachelors from across the world have always inspired their buffs to stay single. And indeed, sometime it feels that folks who write about fairytales of marital life don’t have any goddam clue about the actual mechanism of married life. With the spirit of helping out, TopYaps is listing ten most famous bachelors of the world who decided to skip the “I do” step.
10. George Eastman:
Even if you avoid the camera and photography thing; you’ve to go for it one day when your wife will snap some ‘angle best’ photos as a keepsake of your memorable honeymoon. But here’s a point to be noted that the man who is behind “locking” some of the best moments of your married life, never walked down the aisle throughout his life. Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company and the discoverer of roll film, George Eastman has had a great romance and a sensuous affair, but only with his camera.
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9. James Buchanan:
James Buchanan was the 15th President of the United States, who lived and died a bachelor. During the days of struggle, Buchanan was engaged to Ann Caroline Coleman, daughter of a wealthy businessman; but due to some unexplained reasons their engagement was called off. This incident was a terrible blow for the him, and it escalated to the uttermost altitude when Ann died soon after the separation.
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8. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam:
Best known as the “Missile Man of India”, Dr. Kalam is an eminent nuclear scientist as well as a notable aerospace engineer who also served as the 11th President of India from July 25, 2002 to July 25, 2007. Widely admired for his foresightedness and shatterproof determination, Dr. Kalam’s affection for space science and the glowing fire on his wings of aspirations overstepped the desire of walking on the marital landscape.
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7. Al Pacino:
“The Godfather” knows the “Scent of a Woman”, but he prefers the single status. However on “Any Given Sunday”, he has courted some of the knockout beauties of movie industry, but till the date, he is the longest serving bachelor of Hollywood. Our beloved Michael Corleone is screaming towards his mid seventies (currently sitting on the cliff of 72), but he still hopes to tie the knot. Tony, we’re waiting for the day when you’ll finally introduce us with our Godmother but will feel sorry to see you going out from this list.
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6. Edward Heath:
Sir Edward Richard George “Ted” Heath was a notable politician of the Conservative Party and also served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970-1974. A buff of music in classic sense, Sir Heath was also known for having number of female friends. He had been expected to marry one of his childhood friends Kay Raven, but he preferred to not go to the Church to say “I do” in front of a holy man and remained a lifelong bachelor.
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5. Isaac Newton:
The man, who revolutionized the entire world by his staggering discoveries and in-depth researches, is also known for being one of the most famous bachelors throughout the existence of human race. He stayed single during his life span of 83 years and amazingly repelled the love-bug from his very own dimension.
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In the list of famous bachelors of the world, Voltaire ranks fourth. Apart from being the great grandfather of satire, he is also highly regarded for his advocacy of freedom of expression and civil liberties. Voltaire’s life was full of series of intellectual mistresses but instead of tying the knot for at least once, he favoured and maintained the “being single” status forever.
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3. Blaise Pascal:
The no. 3 famous bachelor of this list is a radical inventor without whom we can’t imagine the wholeness of mathematics and physics. Blaise Pascal was a computing genius who gave innumerable significant explanations in the field of science. During his short life span of 39 years, he opened the gateways of complex theories but kept closed the doors for the marriage thing.
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2. Ludwig van Beethoven:
For music lovers, there will never be words to show affection and respect for Beethoven and his historic masterpieces. This German composer is a crucial figure in music world who contributed a lot for the Western art music. He marked his presence on the planet earth for 57 year with romantic attachment with number of interesting women. However, his companionships with ladies never blossomed and decided to remain single throughout his life.
1. Leonardo da Vinci:
Leonardo da Vinci—the most famous bachelor of the world, was a godsend soul with quenchless curiosity for almost everything in this world. Best known for being the most gifted person ever to have lived, Da Vinci’s private life was extremely secret and which has been a potent subject of analysis for historians. He died at the age of 67, finding happiness in a never-married life.
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