Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Gabriel Estêvão Monjane 246 cm tall men

Tall men --Mozambique Mozambique
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.

During his lifetime, especially late into his life, Monjane suffered leg problems and was once crippled after falling and breaking his hip. The Guinness Book of World Records stated that he was the tallest living man in their 1988 edition. Monjane died in January 1990 after a fall at his home, after which Suleiman Ali Nashnush, another African, became the tallest living man.

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