Rosenkowitz sextuplets

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Rosenkowitz Sextuplets
Born (1974-01-11) January 11, 1974 (age 46)
Cape Town, South Africa

The Rosenkowitz Sextuplets (born January 11, 1974 in South Africa) were the first known set of sextuplets to survive infancy.

Biography[edit]

Born to Susan Wilson at Mowbray Maternity Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa,[1][2] the sextuplets are:

  • David Peter (2.020 kg)
  • Grant Vincent (1.880 kg)
  • Jason Solomon (2.080 kg)
  • Emma Louise (1.820 kg)
  • Nicolette Anne (1.260 kg)
  • Elizabeth Rebecca (1.980 kg)

The births quickly drew international attention as the first known set of sextuplets to survive infancy.[1][3] Born about four weeks early,[3] their total birthweight was 24 lb 4 oz (11.0 kg), with the individual birthweights ranging from 2 lb 12oz (Nicolette) to 4 lb 9oz (Jason)

Mother Susan Wilson is a native Briton who emigrated to South Africa in 1966. She divorced father Colin in 1989.[4]

As of 2009, David was living in Australia, Nicolette in Cape Town(SA), Jason in London(UK), Emma in London(UK), Grant in Cape Town(SA) and Elizabeth in Kent(UK)].[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sextuplets Born in Capetown; Survival Chances Called Good". The New York Times. Jan. 12, 1974. Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)("Sextuplets have been born to a number of women who have taken (hormone fertility) drugs, and the largest number known to have survived are five of the six babies born in 1973 to Mrs. Edna Stanek of Denver.")
  2. ^ "The Six are 30". Daily Dispatch. Jan. 10, 2004. Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Capetown Sextuplets Show Progress Against Jaundice". The New York Times. Jan. 14, 1974. Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)
  4. ^ "You've come a long way, babies". The Sunday Times (South Africa). January 11, 2004. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved September 22, 2009.
  5. ^ "Rosenkowitz Sextuplets". incrediblebirths.com. Oct. 18, 2009. Retrieved March. 06, 2011. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help); Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)

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