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Thursday, July 18

Top 10 World's Tallest People Ever Recorded

1.Robert Wadlow - 8 ft 11.1 in  (2.72 m)

Robert Pershing Wadlow is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois.

Born: February 22, 1918, Alton, Illinois, United States
Died: July 15, 1940, Manistee, Michigan, United States
Height: 2.72 m
Full name: Robert Pershing Wadlow
Education: Shurtleff College
Parents: Addie Johnson, Harold Wadlow

2. John Rogan - 8 ft 9.5 in (2.680 m)

John William "Bud" Rogan is one of 17 known people in medical history to reach a height of 8 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.

Born: Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
Died: 1905, Sumner County, Tennessee, United States
Height: 2.67 m
Weight 175 lb (79 kg)

3. Trijntje Keever - (8 ft 4 in)

Trijntje Cornelisdochter Keever, nicknamed De Groote Meid, is alleged to be the tallest female person in recorded history, standing 9 Amsterdam feet or 2.54 metres tall at the time of her death at age seventeen.

Born: 1616, Edam, North Holland, Netherlands
Died: July 22, 1633, Veere, Netherlands
Cause of death: cancer

 Height: 9 Amsterdam feet (8 ft 4 in)
Parents: Cornelis Keever Anna Pouwels

4. Don Koehler - 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m)

Donald A. Koehler is one of thirteen 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.

Born: September 1, 1925, Denton, Montana, United States
Died: February 26, 1981, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 8 ft 2 in (2.49 m)
Weight: 376 lb (171 kg)

5. Zeng Jinlian - 8 ft 1.75 in (2.4829 m)

Zeng Jinlian was the tallest woman ever verified in medical history, taking over Jane Bunford's record. Zeng is also the only woman counted among the fourteen people who have reached verified heights of eight feet or more.

Born: June 25, 1964, Hunan, China
Died: February 13, 1982, Hunan, China
Height: 2.48 m
Weight: 290 lb (130 kg)

6. Sultan Kosen- 2.51 m (8 ft 3 in)

Sultan Kösen holds the Guinness World Record for tallest living male at 2.51 m. His growth has resulted from a tumour affecting his pituitary gland. His stature is such that he must use crutches in order to walk.
Kösen also holds the current Guinness record for the largest hands at 27.5 cm, and the largest feet at 36.5 cm (left foot) and 35.5 cm (right foot).

Born: December 10, 1982 (age 30), Mardin, Turkey
Height: 2.47 m

7. Väinö Myllyrinne - 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) 

Väinö Myllyrinne, was an acromegalic giant who was at one time the world's tallest person. He stood 222 cm and weighed 197 kg at the age of 21, but experienced a second phase of growth in his late thirties, attaining a height of 251 cm.

Born: February 27, 1909, Helsinki, Finland
Died: April 13, 1963, Järvenpää, Finland
Height: 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)
Weight: 434 lb (197 kg)

8. Zhao Liang - 8 ft 1 in (2.46 m)

Circus performer Zhao Liang is a circus performer from Henan in China. In April 2009, doctors in Tianjin measured his height at 2.46 m.

Born: 1982, Henan, China Occupation Circus performer
Height 8 ft 1 in (2.46 m) (unconfirmed)
Weight 550 pounds

9. Gabriel Estêvão Monjane - 8 feet 8.3 inches

Gabriel Estêvão Monjane is one of only thirteen individuals in medical history to have reached eight feet or more in height.

Born: 1944, Gaza Province, Mozambique
Died: 1990
Height: 8 feet 8.3 inches
Weight: 418 pounds

10. Suleiman Ali Nashnush - 8 ft 0.4 in (2.449 m)

Basketball Player Suleiman Ali Nashnush is one of seventeen 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.

Born: 1943, Tripoli, Libya
Died: February 25, 1991
Height: 8 ft 0.4 in (2.449 m)


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