All over world history, we have heard of various people that did some incredible things while others did some really weird and unbelievable things.
One such person who did weird and unbelievable things is Sultan Moulay Ismail Ibn Sharif, who ruled as king in Morocco from 1672 to 1727, a 55-year reign. Born in 1645 in Sijilmassa, he ascended the throne in 1672 after his elder who was king died from a horse-riding accident. Sultan Moulay is probably the cruelest king to have ruled morocco. He killed servants for the slightest offense such as putting his robe on him in the wrong way. He once said that his subjects were like rats in a basket and that, he had to keep shaking the basket else the rats would gnaw their way out.
Looking at any of his 4 wives and 500 concubines was a crime that was punishable by death. Due to this, whenever people encountered any of his wives or concubines, they would bow their heads to prevent any incident of being accused of looking at them.
Having over 500 concubines allowed the king to have sex every single day with a different woman as he was a sex addict. He also made sure to impregnate each one of them. He is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records to have fathered 888 children, 525 sons and 343 daughters. This is more than anyone in recorded history. Some people believe that his children exceeded 1000. He once executed one of his own sons after he was influenced by one of his wives.
Despite having 500 concubines, he still tried to marry a French princess but was rejected. Sultan Moulay still managed to live to the ripe age of 82 before joining his ancestors who were no doubt proud of his earthly achievements.
Imagine having that number of wives and children in our modern world today.