If you dig into history, then you surprise to see the record of tallest men in the world.Even you get a chance to find out the tallest women all over the globe. Some of these people are still alive, but some died long ago. If you feel curious about the tallest person in the world, then it is time to explore a top 10 list that will provide you complete details and information of such people. Let’s check it.
1.Robert Pershing Wadlow (8 ft 11.1 in or 272 cm)
He was the tallest human being in the history and as his height is measured by an official of Genius World Record. He was born in the United States in 1919 and died in 1940 at the age of 22 years.He was also famous with two other names such as Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois. Hyperplasia of his pituitary gland was the main reason behind his giant height.
2.John Rogan (8 ft 9 in or 267cm)
He is the second tallest person in the world history. His weight was only 79 kg (174 lb).It is hard for him to stand and this disability was caused by ankylosis.His lifespan was 1865–1905.
3.John F. Carroll (8 ft 7¾in or 263.5 cm)
Carrol was famous as Buffalo Giant in medical literature because he was born in Buffalo, New York in 1932.His abnormal height growth started when he was 16 and this growth continued until his death.He died in 1969 and buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna, New York.
4.Leonid Stepanovych Stadnyk
His height started increasing just after his brain surgery while he was 14 years old.He had a tumor in pituitary gland due to which gland secrete excess amount of growth hormone.He was the tallest men in Ukraine. He born on 7 August 1970 and died in 2014 due to the brain hemorrhage.
5.Väinö Myllyrinne (8 ft 3 in or 2.51 m)
He was the tallest men alive from 1940 to 1963-when he died. He was a very strongman and also the tallest soldier ever while he served Finish Defense Forces. He was also a professional wrestler and a talented circus performer.He died in 1963 and is buried in Järvenpää.
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6. Edouard Beaupré (8 ft 3 in or 2.51 m)
He was the tallest wrestler of the history.His life span was from January 9, 1881, to July 3, 1904. He was a powerful man whose height was growing even before death. 8 feet 3 inches is his recorded height at death. He was also a circus performer.He was a loving star of Bailey and Barnum’s Circus.
7.Sultan Kosen (8 ft 3 in or 251 cm)
He was the tallest living man in the world. He was born in Turkey on 10 December 1982.The major cause of his abnormal height is due to the tumour of Pituitary gland. His needs crutch to walk around.
8.Vikas Uppal (8 ft 2 in or 249 cm)
He was the tallest man in India. He was born on 1986 and died on June 30, 2007. His height is not measured by Genius World Records. Otherwise, he said to be the tallest person in the world.His hands were 13 inches long while feet length was 19 inches.
9.Don Koehler (8 ft 2 in or 249 cm)
He is listed as 17 known people feet or more in the medical history.He suffered from acromegalic gigantism that’s why he stood 8 feet 2 inch tall.He was well-recognized as the tallest man during 1970 to 1981.
10.Bernard Coyne (8 ft 2 in or 249 cm)
He was born on 27 July 1897.According to his World War, I draft registration card his height was 8 feet on 29 August 1918.He was the tallest man in the world at the time of his death on 20 May 1921.