Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Did You Know?

Mrs. Vassilet, wife of Feodor Vassilyev, of Shuya, Russia
was pregnant 27 times between the years 1725 and 1765.

T w e n t y - s e v e n pregnancies over a F o r t y year span. Ugh.

But that's not all... of the 27 births,

16 were twins
7 were triplets
4 were quadruplets

If you do the math, that equals 69.
S i x t y - n i n e.

all but 2 survived infancy.


Cindy said...

Does that mean that she had 69 children - 67 of whom lived past infancy?

Anonymous said...

Oh, my.
I would have told Mr. Vassilyev what my great-great-grandmother used to tell her amorous husband..."Why don't you go outside and see if you can pick up the corner of the house?" I'm sure she said it with a smile.


Rebecca said...

And I thought my great great grandmother had a lot at 18 children and her husband including 4 children from his first marriage had 22.
Guess theres nothing else to do in during those long Russian winters of old than to get pregnant. :0 and ;)

Catherine said...

I don't even know what to say....my, my, my!!

marly said...


Connie Bray said...

Are you pregnant?

Run Lori Run said...

I don't know what to say about this. I am disturbed. :)

Alice said...

Geez Louise! I can't even imagine the laundry.

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

Whoever she is, she has/had my deepest sympathy. Let us hope she was rich and had many, many servants. Phew!