5) King Sobhuza II – 210 Children
This former King of Swaziland, who lived between 1899 and 1982, is thought to have had 70 wives and 210 children, most of whom born somewhere between 1920 and 1970, according to face2faceafrica.com. When he died, he had more than 1,000 grandchildren.
Not only does his claim to fame include a record number of offspring, he also holds the title of the longest verifiable reign of any monarch in recorded history – having held the title of King of Swaziland for 82 years and 254 days. It helps that he was crowned King at only four months old.
Since he had so many children, one might think that he could get the award for most children born to one man, if there were such a thing. However, there are some other men out there who actually had more kids than him.
4) Augustus II The Strong – Possibly 365-382 Children
Augustus II The Strong was born in 1670, and his physical strength was supposedly extraordinary, which is why he got the nickname that he is known by today. But something else about him that is very extraordinary is the number of children that some people believe is fathered.
According to history.info, he only had one legitimate son. While that might not sound like a lot, he also had a number of affairs, which resulted in some children of his being born out of wedlock. This is even something that he admitted to doing, but he did not tell anyone exactly how many children he had. Perhaps even he was unaware of how many kids he fathered.
While he’s not the man with the most children, he is certainly not far from it; some people believe that it is possible that he fathered between 365 and 382 children. While he might have been a great historical figure for other reasons, it doesn’t look like this man was a very good father. Fathers should at least be able to name how many children they have.
3) Bertold P. Wiesner – 600 Children
There have been many cases of people fathering lots of children after donating their sperm, and this is one of them. According to huffpost.com, Bertold P. Weisner was a man who operated a fertility clinic.
However, the problem is that many of the sperm donations that were made there, which ended up helping countless people have babies, came from him. It is believed that he is the father of 600 children, which is an outstanding number. But, that still does not make this man the one who has the most kids in the world. While he could have had other reasons for doing this, it is possible that he just might have been a father who enjoyed having a big family.
2) Ismail Ibn Sharif – 888 Children
Ismail Ibn Sharif is still not the man with the most children in the world, but he is very close to it. According to thenotsoinnocentsabroad.com, he was the father of 888 children, which has helped him secure the second spot on the list of men with the most children.
For those who do not know, he was a Morrocan sultan, and his reign began in 1672, and it ended in 1727. Another thing that people should know about him was that he was very cruel.
While most fathers try to treat their children kindly, he did things a bit differently. He treated some of his kids terribly. If fathers want to see how they should not treat their offspring, perhaps they should do some research on this man.
1) Genghis Khan – Possibly Thousands
Genghis Khan is known as one of the greatest warriors in the history of the world, but that is not the only thing he is known for. He is also known for being the man who had the most kids in the world.
It seems that he holds the record for the most children born to one man. According to dailymail.co.uk, it is actually possible that he could have been the father of thousands of people.
This means that a lot of men and women might even be able to trace their family history back to him. Perhaps this kind of research is something fathers might enjoy doing with their kids when they are old enough to understand it.
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