69 Children at the age of 40
A women gave birth to 69 Children before she died at the age of 40. This is one of the interesting news which I read recently shocked me. It described that a lady gave birth for 69 children and she also died at her age of 40. The surprising thing is how she gave birth to 69 children before her 40’s.when I Google it I found that it was also recorded in Guinness world record.
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.
Another thing is her husband second wife also gave birth to 18 children.
The calculation is listed as below:-
4 x 4(quadruplets) = 16
7 x 3 (Triple) = 21
16 x 2(Twins) = 32
27 births 69 children
By the second wife:
6 x 2 = 12
2 x 3 = 6
8 births 18 children
In all, 35 births, 87 children, of which 84 are living and only three buried. . . The above relation, however astonishing, may be depended upon, as it came directly from an English merchant at St Petersburg to his relatives in England, who added that the peasant was to be introduced to the Empress.”
In Saint Petersburg Panorama, Bashutski, 1834, the author notes that:
“In the day of 27 February 1782, the list from Nikolskiy monastery came to Moscow containing the information that a peasant of the Shuya district, Feodor Vassilyev, married twice, had 87 children. His first wife in 27 confinements gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets. His second wife in eight confinements gave birth to six pairs of twins and two sets of triplets. F. Vassilyev was 75 at that time with 82 of his children alive.”
Source :- http://guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/most-prolific-mother-ever
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