Valentina Vassilyev was an extraordinary woman with an extraordinary claim to fame.
She has gone down in the history books for giving birth to a whopping 69 children.
This late 18th century lady, who lived with her husband Feodor in Shuya, Russia, had 27 pregnancies and gave birth to:
· 16 pairs of twins
· Seven sets of triplets
· Four sets of quadruplets
Numerous reports exist claiming this fact to be true including that by the Monastery of Nikolsk, which had recorded every birth.
Her husband went on to marry a second lady who, herself, had six sets of twins and two sets of triplets with him.
In all, Feodor was father to 87 of whom 84 were still alive when their father reached the grand old age of 75.