Does Python support multiple inheritance?

Yes, Python supports multiple inheritance. Like C++, a class can be derived from more than one base classes in Python. This is called Multiple Inheritance.

In multiple inheritance, the features of all the base classes are inherited into the derived class. Let us see the syntax −


Class Base1:
	Body of the class

Class Base2:
	Body of the class

Class Base3:
	Body of the class
Class BaseN:
	Body of the class

Class Derived(Base1, Base2, Base3,  , BaseN):
	Body of the class

The Derived class inherits from both Base1, Base2 and Base3classes.


In the below example, Bird class inherits the Animal class.

  • Animal is the parent class also known as super class or base class.

  • Bird is the child class also known as sub class or derived class.

The issubclass method ensures that Bird is a subclass of Animal class.

class Animal: def eat(self): print("It eats insects.") def sleep(self): print("It sleeps in the night.") class Bird(Animal): def fly(self): print("It flies in the sky.") def sing(self): print("It sings a song.") print(issubclass(Bird, Animal)) Koyal= Bird() print(isinstance(Koyal, Bird)) Koyal.sleep() Koyal.sing()


It eats insects.
It sleeps in the night.
It flies in the sky.
It sings a song.

Updated on: 12-Aug-2022

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