“Family is the most important thing in the world.”~ Princess Diana
As I took a gander to the Internet, this amazing article came to me as an unbelievable fact known in history.
But it really did happen.
In Russia, during the 18th Century, a a peasant man by the name of Feodor Vassilyev had fathered 87 total children in his lifetime.
Between 1725 and 1765, Vassilyev’s wife gave birth to 69 children. 67 of them survived infancy. That’s 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets. Vassilyev also had 18 children with his second wife, who had 6 pairs of twins and 2 sets of triplets. And that is your total of 87 children. At least 82 are said to have survived infancy.
Sadly there is nothing in history known about the two women who gave birth. No names, no personal data, nothing at all. So we’ll never know who they really were.
I cannot imagine what that would be like in today’s time and place. All I know for sure is that this really blows away Nadya Suleman and her giving birth to octuplets. Although having eight at once is a major deal. Vassilyev accomplished eight rather quickly with just two sets out of four total of quadruplets. Vassilyev wins.
And you think YOU have a large family??