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.
Coyne was the tallest ever eunuchoidal infantile giant, also known as Daddy Long-Legs Syndrome. He was the tallest person in the world at the time of his death when, like Robert Wadlow, he was still growing. He reportedly wore size 25 (American) shoes.
Bernard Coyne died of hardening of the liver and of a glandular disorder in 1921. He is buried in Anthon, Iowa, in a specially-made, extra-large coffin.
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