Robert Wadlow 272 cm . Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) was the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because of his upbringing in Alton, Illinois.
John Rogan 267 cm Second tallest male in recorded history.John William "Bud" Rogan (ca. 1868–1905) is one of twelve individuals in medical history to reach a height of eight feet or more. He was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, between 1865 and 1868. Rogan began to grow very rapidly at the age of 13 leading to ankylosis.The 2nd tall men in the world.
Maximinus Thrax 259 cm Emperor of Rome, first ever recorded person with gigantism. Height however may have been exaggerated.Gaius Iulius Verus Maximinus (c. 173–238), also known as Maximinus Thrax (i.e. Maximinus the Thracian) and Maximinus I, was Roman Emperor from 235 to 238.
Leonid Stadnyk 256 cm Once held the Guinness title of tallest living person but refuses to be measured by the Guinness Book under new guidelines. The 4th tall men in the world.Leonid Ivanovych Stadnyk (Ukrainian: Леонід Іванович Стадник), (born 1970 or 1971 in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR) is a living man renowned for his stature. He was formerly listed as the world's tallest living man according to Guinness World Records. On August 20, 2008, editor-in-chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, announced that the title of world's tallest man had been returned to China's Bao Xishun after Stadnyk refused to be measured under new guidelines, which required him to be independently measured by Guinness World Records adjudicators.
Édouard Beaupré 251 cm Born in Willow Bunch, Saskatchewan, Canada, he performed in various circuses and notably wrestled strongman Louis Cyr. Edouard Beaupré (January 9, 1881 – July 3, 1904) was a circus and freak show giant, strongman, and a star in Barnum and Bailey's circus. The 5th tall men in the world.
Väinö Myllyrinne 251 cm Recognized as the tallest living person from 1940 to his death in 1963. Said to have been 251 cm in his thirties. Väinö Myllyrinne, (27 February 1909, Helsinki – 13 April 1963, Järvenpää, Finland) was an acromegalic giant who was at one time (1961–1963) the world's tallest person. He stood 222 cm (7 feet 3.5 inches) and weighed 197 kg (31 stone) at the age of 21, but experienced a second phase of growth in his late thirties, attaining a height of 247 cm (8 feet 1¼ inches). The 6th tall men in the world.
Don Koehler 249 cm Tallest in world for most of 1970s. Had 5 ft 10 in twin sister. Donald A. Koehler (September 1, 1925 – February 26, 1981) is one of twelve individuals in medical history to reach a verified height of eight feet or more. He was generally recognized as the tallest man in the world from at least 1969 until his death in 1981. At one time, Koehler stood 8 feet 2 inches tall (249 cm), a result of the medical condition acromegalic gigantism.The 7th tall men in the world.
Sultan Kösen 247 cm Tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records. Sultan Kösen (born December 10 1982) is a Turkish man who is the current record holder of the tallest living man in the world as recognised by Guinness World Records. He is one of only twelve individuals in medical history to be confirmed at a height of eight feet or more. The 8th tall men in the world.
Patrick Cotter O'Brien 246 cm Tallest person recorded at the time and the first in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet. Remains examined in 1972 and height verified. Patrick Cotter O'Brien (1760 – September 18, 1806) was the first of only twelve people in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet (2.4 m) or more. O'Brien was born in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. His real name was Patrick Cotter and he adopted O'Brien as his stage name in the sideshow circuit. Also known as the Bristol Giant and the Irish Giant. The 9th tall men in the world.
Gabriel Estêvão Monjane 246 cm Guinness World Records listed him as tallest man from 1988 to 1990.He remains perhaps the tallest African recorded.Gabriel Estêvão Monjane (1944 – 1990) is one of only a dozen individuals in medical history to have reached 8 feet or more in height.Born in Manjacaze, Gaza Province, Mozambique, Monjane's abnormal growth, attributed to an overactive pituitary gland, started soon after birth. By the time he was 17, Monjane stood 7 feet 10 inches. He joined a Portuguese circus around this age, and was billed as 8 feet 8.3 inches. When measured officially in 1987, Monjane was attributed with the height of 8 feet and three quarters of an inch. He also weighed 29 stone and 12 lbs (418 lb). The 10th tall men in the world.
Probably never the world's tallest person due to his life coinciding with that of John Rogan. Skeleton preserved in the Museum of Natural History in Mons, Belgium. The 11st tall men in the world.Julius Koch (1872 in Reutlingen, Germany - March 30, 1902, in Mons, Belgium), also known as Le Geant Constantin, was one of twelve people in medical history who have surpassed eight feet in height. He was a victim of the malady eunuchoidal-infantile gigantism (daddy-longlegs syndrome). His height, 245.9 centimeters, (8 feet, 0.8 inches) was estimated, as his legs were amputated after they developed gangrene. He was probably never the world's tallest person due to his life coinciding with that of John Rogan, who likewise suffered from gigantism. Koch's femurs were the longest on record - 76 centimeters (29.9 inches) - and his hands were 37.5 centimeters (14¾ inches) in length. His feet in some articles are claimed to have a length of 32inch.
Suleiman Ali Nashnush 245 cm Libyan who was the tallest basketball player at 2.45 m (8 ft ½ in). (b.1943 d.1991). Suleiman Ali Nashnush (1943 - February 25, 1991) is one of twelve individuals in medical history to reach or surpass eight feet in height. He was a Libyan basketball player and actor. In 1960, he successfully underwent surgery to correct his abnormal growth. He was one of the tallest basketball players ever at 8'0½" (245 cm) and played for Libya. The 1st tall athlete in the world.
Bernard Coyne 244 cm Coyne's World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August his height as 8 feet, although he may have reached a height of 8 feet 4 inches (2.49m) by the time of his death. Bernard A. Coyne (July 27, 1897 – May 20, 1921) Anthon, Iowa, USA. Is one of only twelve individuals in medical history to have stood 8 feet tall or more. Coyne may have reached a height of 8 feet 4 inches (2.49m) tall at the time of his death in 1921. His World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August 1918, lists his height as 8 feet. The Guinness Book of World Records stated that he was refused induction into the Army (1918) when he stood at a height of 7 feet 9 inches. The 13rd tall men in the world.
John F. Carroll 244 cm.8 ft 0 in (244 cm) standing height, 8 ft 7¾ in (264 cm) assuming normal spinal curvature.John F. Carroll (1932-1969) is one of twelve individuals recorded in medical history to have stood eight feet or more. Carroll suffered from severe, 2-dimensional spinal curvature (Kyphoscoliosis) and acromegalic gigantism. He had a standing height of 244 centimeters (8 feet 0 inches) on October 14, 1959, but his height would have been 264 centimeters (8 feet 7¾ inches), assuming normal curvature of the spine. He was later measured at 239 centimeters (7 feet 10½inches) in 1968; he had shrunk in stature due to his worsening spinal condition. Shortly before Carroll's death in 1969 his standing height was 234 centimeters (7 feet 8¼ inches). His corrected height was not recorded but may have been close to nine feet. The 14th tall men in the world.
Gustaf Edman 242 cm . Listed as the eleventh tallest in Guinness World Records. Gustav "Jätten" Edman was born in Bondave – Burs in 1881. Burs is a small parish on the Swedish island of Gotland. There is a wooden sculpture of him in Burs. His fathers name was Peter Edman and his mothers name was Augusta Gustavsson. His father left for the USA leaving his mother and Gustav behind. They lived in a house for the poor. The 15th tall men in the world.
Zhang Juncai 242 cm Tallest living Chinese.Zhang Juncai (born 1983) is one of the world's tallest people, standing at 2.42 meters (7 ft 11 in). He comes from Shanxi Province, China. He was verified as China's tallest man (and maybe even the world's tallest man) on 23 November 2004 at 2.42 meters (7 ft 11 in). He stands 6 cm (2.4 in) taller than Bao Xishun, 5 cm (2.0 in) shorter than Sultan Kösen and 72 cm (28 in) taller than the average Chinese man. Zhang went to the hospital on 16 April 2009 to visit his friend, the 2.36-meter (7 ft 9 in) tall woman Yao Defen, who fell over and injured her head. Zhang also met Liang Yong (China's fattest man at 200 kilograms (440 lb)) on 16 April 2009. The16th tall men in the world.
Suparwono -242 cm Tallest living Indonesian. Officially measured (lying down and in the standing position) by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) in December 2009. The 17th tall men in the world.
Alexander Sizonenko 241 cm Soviet Union basketball player. Alexander Alekseyevich Sizonenko (Russian: Александр Алексеевич Сизоненко; born July 20, 1959 in the village Zaporizhia, Kherson Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a giant, last measured at 244 centimetres (eight feet), a former Soviet basketball player. Sizonenko has continued to grow since this measurement was taken. Sizonenko formerly played basketball for the Soviet Union but because of his enormous growth his mobility is increasingly impaired. He received an offer from plastinator Gunther von Hagens for his body but he declined the offer. The 18th tall men in the world.
Igor Vovkovinskiy 234 cm Tallest living American. Igor Vovkovinskiy (Igor Ladan). came to Rochester, Minnesota when he was 7 years old. At that time, in 1989 he was already about 6 feet tall and weighed 200 pounds.Igor and his mother Svetlana Ladan arrived in America 3 weeks before the operation after she waged a world-wide letter writing campaign from her native city of Kiev to find a treatment for her son. Igor Vovkovinskiy became well known as the world's biggest Obama supporter. On 18 May 2010 he was measured at 7'8.33" (234.5 cm) and took the record for tallest man in the US. The 19th tall men in the world.
Jóhann Kristinn Pétursson 234 cm .Was the tallest person in Iceland. Jóhann Kristinn Pétursson, also known as The Viking Giant, Johann the Giant (Jóhann Risi) and Jóhann Svarfdælingur (February 9, 1913 – November 26, 1984) was an Icelandic giant from Dalvík, Iceland. At peak, he measured 7 ft 8 inches (234cm) and weighed 163 kg.
Grgo Kusić 238 cm .Tallest Croat ever. Tallest citizen of Austria-Hungary of his time. Grgo Kusić (1892–1918) was a Croat soldier in the Austro-Hungarian Army. According to some accounts, Kusić was 2.37 m (7 ft 9+1⁄2 in) tall, and is frequently cited as the tallest Croat ever, as well as the tallest soldier of the Austro-Hungarian Army. However, other accounts put his height at 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in), so the exact figure is not known for certain. Known as the Gulliver of Dalmatia, the Grabovac native was a personal imperial guard to emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria in Vienna. The 21st tall men in the world.