The most large families in history

This ranking will showcase six of the most large families in history, with the number of children at least 19, all of whom were born in the family( large families with a large number of adopted children are not counted).

Let's start with the most famous family of our days - Jim Bob Daggar and his wife Michel. This American family currently has 19 children. It is noteworthy that they call all of their children names beginning with the letter J. Jim Bob and Michelle were married on July 21,At first, the couple did not aspire to having many children, and Michel used contraceptives. However, then the couple still decided on the first child, who was born three years after their wedding. On this Jim Bob and Michel decided to confine themselves and Michelle continued to take contraceptives. However, unexpectedly she had a miscarriage. After this incident, the spouses were no longer protected and decided to entrust to God how many children they will have. After this decision, Michelle gives birth about once every 1.5 years. Spouses are convinced Christians and impose restrictions on themselves and their children in watching TV and in using the Internet, and also avoid any unchaste behavior. On American television a large family is devoted to the show "19 Kids and Counting".The father of the family, Jim Bob Daggar, is engaged in real estate and earns well. In addition, the management of the TV channel, which features the show "19 Kids and Counting", helped the family with the acquisition of the house.
November 8, 2011, 45-year-old Michelle announced that she was waiting for the 20th child, but a month later she had a miscarriage.

The Daggar family

Another family couple with 19 children is known in history: the English poet and priest Samuel Wesley( 1662-1735) and his wife Suzanne Wesley( 1669-1742), known as the "Mother of the Methodist Church" - the trends in Protestantism, requiring consistent, methodological compliance with religious orders. Although she herself never preached and did not write books, she had a great influence on her two sons, who became the founders of Methodism. As for Susanna's wife, he almost did not participate in the upbringing of children. On the contrary, he once left his family for a whole year.
Because of the low level of medicine at that time, nine of the 19 children of Samuel and Suzanne died in infancy.

Samuel Wesley and Suzanne:

The American couple Henry Wilson Crocker and his wife Anne Josephine had 21 children, of whom 3 died as a child.

Also 21 children were from the famous Irish brewer Arthur Guinness( 1725-1803) and his wife Olivia Whitmore.10 of their children survived to adulthood and three of them became brewers and continuers of the father's business, whose name still bears the brand of "Guinness" beer.

Arthur Guinness

The English couple Elizabeth and William Greenhill had 39 children: 32 daughters and 7 sons. The 39th child( Thomas Greenhill) was born in 1669 and became a famous surgeon. Mother-heroine Elizabeth Greenhill belongs to an absolute record in the history of mankind in terms of the number of successful births: she gave birth to 38 times : 37 times in one child and once in twins. All children remained alive after childbirth. Elizabeth herself said that if it had not been for her husband's death before the birth of the 39th child, she might have given birth to two or three more children( the last child she gave birth at the age of 54).

The largest family in the history of Russia and the world - Shuisky farmer Fedor Vasilyev( 1707-1782) and his first wife, whose name the story, unfortunately, did not save. Fyodor Vasilyev's wife is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most mother in the history of .During her life she gave birth to 69 children: 16 pairs of twins, 7 threes and 4 quarters. She gave birth to 27 times. Out of 69 children born, 67 survived infancy. After the death of his first wife, Fedor Vasilyev married again and his second wife gave him 18 children: six twins and two triplets. As a result, Fedor Vasilyev became the father of 87 children, although even this result does not allow him to be considered the most father of many children in history.

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