The most prolific Mother of all time: White Russian lady: 69 kids – MRS. VASSILYEVA – My Comments

[Seriously, we whites need to up our game. This lady died in 1782. Do you realise how backward our medical science was then? Here we are in 2020 and whites have 1 baby, maybe 2. Most of us, including myself have zero children. Just ponder that. We need to get cracking! We have worlds to conquer and we need freaking white kids to do the amazing stuff! Jan]

WhoMRS. VASSILYEVA
What69 PEOPLE
WhereRUSSIAN FEDERATION (SHUYA)

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.


Numerous contemporaneous sources exist, which suggest that this seemingly improbable and statistically unlikely story is true and she is the woman with most children.

The case was reported to Moscow by the Monastery of Nikolsk on 27 Feb 1782, which had recorded every birth. It is noted that, by this time, only two of the children who were born in the period c. 1725–65 failed to survive their infancy.

The Gentleman’s Magazine (1783, 53, 753) recounts: "In an original letter now before me, dated St Petersburg, Aug 13, 1782, O. S. Feodor Wassilief [sic], aged 75, a peasant, said to be now alive and in perfect health, in the Government of Moscow, has had–

By his first wife:

4 x 4 = 16
7 x 3 = 21
16 x 2 = 32

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