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Top 10 Tallest Men In The World

Top 10 Tallest Men In The World

10. Don Koehler (8 ft 2 in or 2:49 m)

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Donald A. Koehler (September 1, 1925 – February 26, 1981) is one of 17 known people in medical history to reach a height of 8 feet (2.44 m) or more. He was generally recognized as the tallest man in the world from at least 1969 until his death in 1981. At one time, Koehler stood 249 cm (8′ 2″) tall, a result of the medical condition acromegalic gigantism.

 

9. Bernard Coyne (8 ft 2 in or 2.49 m)

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Bernard A. Coyne (July 27, 1897, – May 20, 1921) is one of only 17 individuals in medical history to have stood 8 feet tall or more. Coyne may have reached a height of 8 feet 4 inches (2.54 m) 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.

 

8. Vikas Uppal (8 ft 2 in or 2:49 m)

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Vikas Kumar “Vicky” Uppal (1986 – June 30, 2007) was a native and resident of India, said to be India’s tallest man until his death in June 30, 2007 when he died during a failed Brain tumor operation in Delhi, India.

 

7. Sultan Kösen (8 ft 3 in or 2.51 m)

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Sultan Kösen ( born 10 December 1982) is a Turkish farmer who holds the Guinness World Record for tallest living male at 251 centimetres (8 ft 3 in).His growth resulted from a tumour affecting his pituitary gland. His stature is such that he must use crutches in order to walk.

 

6. Edouard Beaupré (8 ft 3 in or 2.51 m)

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Édouard Beaupré ( born Joseph Édouard Beaupré Piché January 9, 1881 – July 3, 1904) was acircus and freak show giant, wrestler, strongman, and a star in Barnum and Bailey’s circus.

5. Väinö Myllyrinne (8 ft 3 in or 2.51 m)

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Väinö Myllyrinne (27 February 1909 in Helsinki – 13 April 1963 in Järvenpää, Finland) was an acromegalic giant who was at one time (1961–1963) the world’s tallest living person. He stood 222 cm (7 ft 3 in) and weighed 197 kg (31 stone) at the age of 21, but experienced a second phase of growth in his late thirties, attaining a height of 251 cm (8 ft 3 in).

 

4. Leonid Stadnyk (8 ft 5.5 in or 2.57 m)

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Leonid Stepanovych Stadnyk ( 5 August 1970 – 24 August 2014), born in Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR was a Ukrainian man who allegedly stood at 8 feet 5 inches or 2.57 meters tall.

 

3. John F. Carroll (8 ft 7 ¾ in or 2.64 m)

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John F. Carroll (1932 – 1969) is one of 17 known people in medical history to reach a height of 8 feet (2.4 m) or more. He suffered from severe, 2-dimensional spinal curvature (Kyphoscoliosis) and acromegalic gigantism.

 

2. John Rogan (8 ft 8 in or 2.67 m)

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John William Rogan (February 16, 1865 – September 12, 1905) is one of 17 known people in medical history to reach a height of 8 feet (2.44 m) or more and also the second tallest person ever recorded, after Robert Wadlow.

 

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

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Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940) also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, was thetallest person in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. The Alton and Illinois monikers reflect the fact that he was born and raised in Alton, Illinois.

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