Like any speculation about people's sexual orientation, this list is often highly conjectural. A person's placement on the list should not be taken as proof one way or the other. If you have information about why a particular person should or should not be considered asexual, please add it and/or post to this article's Discussion page!
Edward Gorey (1925 – 2000) was an American illustrator and writer. An interview in 1980 revealed that he considered himself fortunate in that he was "apparently reasonably undersexed or something" and he agreed that the sexlessness of his books was a product of his asexuality.
Possible historical asexuals
Here follows a list of historical people who are suspected of having been asexual.
J.M. Barrie (1860 – 1937) was the author of Peter Pan, Barrie was married, but the relationship was sexless and ended in divorce.
Paul Erdős (1913 – 1996) was a prolific and eccentric Hungarian mathematician.
Isaac Newton (1643 – 1727) never married, preferring to concentrate on his scientific, mathematical, and philosophical studies.
Nikola Tesla (1856 – 1943) was the inventor of alternating current. Tesla remained celibate and never married. He claimed that his chastity was of great assistance to his scientific abilities.
Famous people who have come out as asexual
This list is for people who have said themselves that they self-identify as asexual at some point in time.
Emilie Autumn violinist, singer
Bradford Cox The lead singer of the band Deerhunter
Tim Gunn Fashion consultant, Project Runway
- Asexuality in fiction for fictional portrayals of asexual or suspected-asexual characters.
- Gorey, Edward (2002), Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey, Harvest Books, ISBN 978-0156012911