Saturday, August 08, 2020

Weird History: Holy Mother Russia!

Mother Russia indeed:

The greatest officially recorded number of children born to one mother is 69, to the wife of Feodor Vassilyev (b. 1707–c. 1782), a peasant from Shuya, Russia. In 27 confinements she gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets

-The Guinness Book of World Records

Forget it takes a village - This unnamed mother of 69 kids made a dang village!

Feodor, not content to rest and just have 69 kids, then apparently went on to have another 18 kids with his second wife for a total of 87 children in 35 total births.  

Whereafter he died, most likely of exhaustion, at the age of 75.  

No one else has been insane enough to try and beat that record in the past two hundred and thirty-eight years, and for good reason.


Nuke Road Warrior said...

He took a SECOND wife! I'd have thought his first wife would've strangled him (or bobitized him) at some point in time.

Old NFO said...

Um... err... No comment! :-)

dmurray said...

There may be several thousand of his descendants who may think his sanity was not in question and that openness to the gift of life was confirmed. Murder or mayhem notwithstanding.

MrGarabaldi said...

Hey Aaron

The Winters in Siberia Must have been Boring.....

Windy Wilson said...

Boring even for the women! Or else after the first four or five, there were enough younguns around that the additional care wasn't that much burden.

What's the rhyme about the Infanta or whatever her name/title was in Spain? "A moment of pleasure, nine months of pain, six weeks of leisure and at it again"?