Rosenkowitz sextuplets

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Rosenkowitz Sextuplets
Born (1974-01-11) 11 January 1974 (age 43)
Cape Town, South Africa

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


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

Baby Order Time of Birth Sex Birth Weight Name
A Boy 4 lb 5 oz (2.0 kg) David Peter
B Boy 4 lb 1 oz (1.8 kg) Grant Vincent
C Boy 4 lb 5 oz (2.0 kg) Jason Solomon
D Girl 4 lb 1 oz (1.8 kg) Emma Louise
E Girl 2 lb 9 oz (1.2 kg) Nicolette Anne
F Girl 4 lb 3 oz (1.9 kg) Elizabeth Rebecca

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 1967. The record shows that the father Colin divorced Susan in 1989.[4]

As of 2013 the Rosenkowitz children are spread all over. David and Anthony reside in Australia, Nicci commutes between Cape Town (SA)/London (UK), Grant and Sam (Samantha) in Cape Town (SA), Jason in Cork (Ireland), Emma in London (UK), and Elizabeth in Kent (UK).

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  1. ^ a b "Sextuplets Born in Capetown; Survival Chances Called Good". The New York Times. 12 January 1974. Retrieved 21 September 2009. ("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. 10 January 2004. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Capetown Sextuplets Show Progress Against Jaundice". The New York Times. 14 January 1974. Retrieved 21 September 2009. 
  4. ^ "You've come a long way, babies". The Sunday Times (South Africa). 16 October 2013 [11 Jan 2004, amended by the father Colin Rosenkowitz who lives in Cape Town]. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. Retrieved 22 September 2009. 

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