Hans Christian Andersen, the author of the majority of the world's most beloved fairy tales, many of which later became the basis for many of the most beloved Disney films (most lately "Frozen" adapted from his novel, "The Snow Queen", was also a chronic masturbator who died a virgin.
He habitually fell in love with everyone who showed him any kindness, male or female. For a while he attempted to court the daughter of a theatre owner, at the time he wrote her constant letters (several a day) and on most of them, as well as every page in his diary, he noted if he had jerked off with a little "x". Every x he made meant he has beat the meat while writing, or that same day.
Some of his diary pages goes along the lines of:
"Monday, rested at Oersted manor. Dinner at the parlour and entertained with my new poems. Saw the cleaning girl, just turned 15 they told me. Some beautiful tits on her though. I should care to see her mothers too. xxxxxxxx"