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Feodor Vassilyev’s Record of Having 87 Children, 69 From One Wife

Feodor Vassilyev First Wife

A Russian man named Feodor Vassilyev had 69 babies babies setting the record of most babies from one mother in the world. His first wife lived for 76 years and gave birth to 69 children in the following order:-

By his first wife:

4 x 4 = 16
7 x 3 = 21
16 x 2 = 32
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27 births 69 children

Feodor Vassilyev

How did she manage this feat given most women only have about 30-ish years of baby making ability?  She gave birth to sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. Amazingly, 67 of her children survived infancy. Which was a remarkable rate for the day. Feodor Vassilyev’s first wife set the record for most children birthed by a single woman; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her name, date of birth or death.

By his second wife:
6 x 2 = 12
2 x 3 = 6
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8 births 18 children

Vassilyev also had 18 children with his second wife, who had 6 pairs of twins and 2 sets of triplets, making him a father of 87 children in total. Of his 87 children, at least 82 are said to have survived infancy.

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