Dead or still alive, these are the ten tallest people to have ever lived. They are the true giants amongst men as they are all males. But it doesn’t matter what sex they are, what I will be finding out is where they are from and just how tall they really were…
The Top 10 Tallest People to Have Ever Lived
10 – Bernard Coyne from United States (Height: 8ft 2″)
Wiki Info: Coyne’s World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August his height as 8 feet, although he had reached a height of 8 feet 2 inches (249 cm) by the time of his death. Possibly reached up to 8 ft 4 in (254 cm).
9 – Don Koehler from United States (Height: 8ft 2.2″)
Wiki Info: He was the tallest person in the world for most of the 1970s, but sadly passed away in 1981.
8 – Vikas Uppal From India (Height: 8ft 2.3″)
Wiki Info: While he wasn’t officially measured by Guinness, photo analysts and first-hand doctors report estimated his record winning height.
7 – Sultan Kösen From Turkey (Height: 8ft 3.1″)
Wiki Info: The tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records. He has 36.5 cm long (1 ft-2in) feet – the second largest feet on a living person and 27.5 cm (10.83 in) hands – the longest on a living person and he is the only person in this list who is stil alive and long may that be so.
6 – Édouard Beaupré From Canada (Height: 8ft 3.2″)
Wiki Info: Tallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history. His death certificate described him as being 8 ft 3 in (2.51 m) tall and still growing.
5 – Väinö Myllyrinne From Finland (Height: 8ft 3.3″)
Wiki Info: Recognized as the tallest living person from 1940 to his death in 1963. Said to have been 251 cm in his thirties.
4 – Leonid Stadnyk From Ukraine (Height: 8ft 5″)
Wiki Info: While not officially recognised by Guinness World Records because he refused to be measured according to their standards, his height was verified by Ukranian doctors.
3 – John F. Carroll From United States (Height: 8ft 7.7″)
Wiki Info: Shortly before Carroll’s death in 1968 his standing height was 234 centimeters (7 feet 8¼ inches). His corrected height was not recorded but may have been close to nine feet.
2 – John Rogan From United States (Height: 8ft 9″)
Wiki Info: He got around on a cart he had made for himself that was pulled by goats, and he was always the centre of attention, often noted for his deep voice and playful attitude.
1 – Robert Wadlow from United States (Height: 8ft 11.1″)
Wiki Info: His great size and his continued growth in adulthood were due to hyperplasia of his pituitary gland, which results in an abnormally high level of human growth hormone. He showed no indication of an end to his growth even at the time of his death.