Russian Woman Gave Birth To 69 Children! 67 Of Them Survived!
Guinness World Record
According to the Guinness World Records website, the most prolific woman is the wife of Feodor Vassilyev. According to the information provided which originated from the Monastery of Nikolsk which recorded births in the Russian countryside where the family lived, Mrs. Vassilyev went into labor 27 separate times. Given that their records are indeed correct, the woman is believed to have delivered 16 sets of twins, seven triplets, and four squads of quadruplets. This meant that in total, the couple had 69 babies, of whom 67 survived early infancy. However, as amazing as that would have been the story did have many take it with a pinch of salt.
18th Century Sceptics
While even now, in the 21st century many are skeptical about whether the information provided is even true, the people in the 18th and 18th centuries were also hesitant to buy the story. As the news spread about the woman that gave birth to 69 children people wanted to verify if the news was actually true! According to reports, the French Academy is said to have tried to confirm the case, asking representatives of St. Petersburg’s Imperial Academy about the exact number of children. However, the answer from the Russian side was rather cold, as they said there was no need to verify the information and that the children of the Russian couple as it was provided by the government in Moscow. Yet the question remains would it be possible for a woman to really go into labor 27 times and deliver that many children during her lifetimes? Read on to find out!