Creating and raising a large family is not an easy task. A rare couple plans to give birth to a large number of children: in modern conditions it will be difficult to keep them.
However, there are heroes in the world who have managed to create prosperous large families.
World record: 69 children from one woman
The historical record belongs to the Russian familyVasilievs, who lived in the 18th century. The wife of Fedor Vasiliev, a Shuya peasant, gave birth to 69 children for his life. The woman to this day is the record holder of childbearing and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
For more than 200 years, no woman in the world hasCould repeat or beat this record. The advantage of the peasant woman was her genetics, which made it possible to produce children for 27 births. Vasilieva 16 times gave birth to twins (another world record), seven times appeared triplets and four quarters. Unfortunately, up to the conscious age, only 67 children survived.
It should be noted that this record is not the finalA point for Fedor Vasiliev himself. The peasant was married twice. In his first marriage, he had another 20 children. As a result, there were 87 children in a large family. This fact was appreciated even by Catherine the Great, and information about such a large number of offspring are included in the book "Additions to the deeds of Emperor Peter the Great."
On the order of birth of the children of the peasant Vasiliev toStill argue historians. However, the facts gleaned from the house books and issues of the newspaper Vedomosti testify to the excessive fertility of the second wife.
The most large families of our time
If the record of the peasant woman Vasilyeva to this day is notManaged to beat not a single woman, Fedor Vasiliev himself, with a noticeable advantage, ahead of the modern Indian Zion Chan (Sion Khan). The polygamist helped to appear in the world to 94 children.
So many children an Indian man could conceiveThanks to their wives - they are from Zion Chan 39. The huge family lives in a common high-rise building. In it, the wives of sons and grandsons of the father-hero dwell. According to the most conservative estimates, about 180 people live in the house.
According to the father of the family, for dinner at their houseBegin to prepare before breakfast. As a rule, wives participate in cooking. To feed so many people, one meal costs more than a dozen chickens and a few carts of vegetables.
In the same countries where polygamy is prohibited,Records differ "modesty". Closer to all the Vasilyevsky record approached a resident of Chile, Leontina Albina. She managed to give birth to 55 children and was also listed in the Book of Records.
In modern Russia there are heroesProcreation. Today they are Elena and Alexander Shishkin. The Pentecostal family (the direction of Christianity, where abortions are strictly forbidden) produced 20 children. Nineteen of them still live with their parents, and the eldest son has his own family and three kids.
Active supporters of Christianity Americans Bob andMichelle Daggar did not think about a large family. Initially, their plans were to give life to two or three children. However, after the birth of the first baby and the subsequent protection of the woman, a miscarriage occurred which almost cost her life. After that, the husband and wife decided not to interfere with "God's plans," and gave themselves up to the will of fate. As a result, they became one of the largest families in America, having given birth and raised 19 children. There could be more kids, but the three Michel families ended in the death of babies.