Most children born to a woman
The most prolific mother in history was a Russian peasant who had 69 children in the 18th century, 67 of which survived infancy. Between 1725 and 1765, she endured 27 multiple births, which included 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets.
The modern world record for giving birth is held by Leontina Albina from San Antonio, Chile. Now in her mid-sixties, she claims to be the mother of 64 children. Of these, 55 are documented, birth certificates apparently being something of a less-than-serious concern in Chile.
Most children fathered.
The most prolific father of all time is believed to be the last Sharifian Emperor of Morocco, Mulai Ismail (1646-1727). In 1703 he had at least 342 daughters and 525 sons and by 1721 he was reputed to have 700 male descendents.
I am speechless...how did they ever remember all of their names? Can you imagine housing, feeding, clothing and taking care of more than 10 children at one time? The two women must have had 20 to 30 kids always in the house - old dad probably was out working hard. Old Mulia Ismail must have been really tired out by 1721. He probably had a problem remembering the names of his consorts, but he probably didn't care much.
Are all of these in the Rootsweb WorldConnect database, or on the LDS FamilySearch databases? Nope - I checked and didn't see them under the names Mulia Ismail or Leontina Albina.
I guess the next question is "who had the most spouses?"