It’s 2011, the “year of the rabbit”. Rabbits are known for their sexual aggressiveness that’s why rabbits are the symbol of “playboy”. Let’s us find out who are the real and certified playboys in history.
Polygamy had been practice since time immemorial. In this form of marriage, a person has more than one spouses at the same time. It is the absolute opposite of Monogamy – the practice of having only one spouse at a time.
Let’s find out who are the men in history who were polygamist. Check this out!
1.) King Solomon – 700 Wives and 300 Concubines
The most famous polygamist is King Solomon. As stated on the First Kings 11:1-3, King Solomon had 700 hundred wives and 300 hundred concubines or secondary wives. Many of them are foreign princesses from lands of which God had previously instructed the Israelites to avoid intermarrying. The only wife whose name was mentioned in the Bible is Naamah, an Ammonite and was the mother of Rehoboam, Solomon’s successor.
During the early days, it is a custom for lesser kings to give their daughter in sealing treatise with a greater king like Solomon. So every time a new treaty was sealed, he ended up with another wife. These wives were considered tokens of friendship sealed the relationship between the two kings.
2.) Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar – 158 Wives
Fat′h Ali Shah Qajar who lives from 1772 to 1834 is the second man in history with the most number of wives – 158 all in all. He was the 2nd Qajar king of Persia, now known as Iran. His reign as king lasted for 37 years from 1797 to 1834. Most of his wives were princesses and he had 260 children and 786 grandchildren.
3.) Akuku Danger – 100+ Wives
The third man on the list is a prominent polygamist from Kenya. This man married more than 100 women. His complete name is Asentus Ogwella Akuku but is better known as Akuku Danger. He was nicknamed “Danger” because women were so attracted by his handsome looks. He married his first wife at age of 22 in 1939 and married more than 100 wives in his lifetime and had 160 children. He divorced 85 wives for infidelity. His last marriage was in 1992.