22.03.

1727: Sultan with the Greatest Number of Children in History

1727: Sultan with the Greatest Number of Children in History
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According to the Guinness Book of Records, sultan Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif fathered more children than any other man in recorded history.

 

Sultan Moulay ibn Sharif, the most powerful ruler of the Moroccan Alaouite dynasty, died on this day in 1727. He acceded the throne in 1672, which means that his time was almost contemporary to the baroque period in Europe. The sultan’s extravagances exceeded even those of the European baroque rulers such as Louis XIV.

According to the Guinness Book of Records, sultan Moulay Ismail ibn Sharif fathered more children than any other man in recorded history. The exact number remains unknown, but there are reports that his 1171st child was born in 1704, while the Guinness Book of Records notes a slightly lower number – 700 children by 1727. The sultan’s harem had around 500 concubines.

The sultan died in Meknes, Morocco. The current king of Morocco is his descendant.

 

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