Women in history who never got married

Joan of Arc (1412-1431): The patron saint of France, Joan of Arc was a solider born as a peasant in eastern France.

Coco Chanel (1883-1971): The legendary designer changed the face of fashion forever.

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603): The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, whom he beheaded.

Greta Garbo (1905-1990): The actresses of Old Hollywood were known for their multiple marriages,but Swedish-American star Greta Garbo bucked that trend.

Oprah Winfrey: While the media mogul has been in a relationship with Stedman Graham since 1986,she has actually never been legally married.

Jane Austen (1775-1817): The beloved author received one proposal at the age of 27. She accepted it at first, but rejected it within 24 hours.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888): Best known for writing 'Little Women' (1868), she once explained her reason for not marrying as being because: "I am more than half-persuaded.

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906): Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer who was involved in the abolitionist and suffrage movements.

Diane Keaton: While she has starred in several famous romantic comedies, Diane Keaton never opted for marriage in real life.

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910): Founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale never married, as she believed God had her "clearly marked out ... to be a single woman.

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