It’s amazing to see how tall some people can get. History has documented a list of tallest people who ever lived. This article feature a list of the top 10 tallest men, living and dead, from 1835 to the present, and their respective heights.
World’s Top 10 Tallest Men Living or Dead.
10. Vikas Uppal (8 ft 2 in or 2:49 m).
Vikas Kumar Uppal was born on 1986 and died on June 30, 2007. He was a native and resident of India, said to be his country’s tallest man until his death.
9. Don Koehler (8 ft 2 in or 2:49 m).
Tallest in world for most of 1970s. He died in 1981 at the age of 55. Had twin sister who was 1.75 m (5 ft 9) tall.
8. Bernard Coyne (8 ft 2 in or 2.49 m).
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 (2.49 m) by the time of his death. Possibly reached up to 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m).
7. Sultan Kösen (8 ft 3 in or 2.51 m).
The tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records.
6. Edouard Beaupré (8 ft 3 in or 2.51 m).
Tallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history. Edouard Beaupré born on January 9, 1881 and died on July 3, 1904. He was a circus and freak show giant, strongman, and a star in Barnum and Bailey’s circus.
5. Väinö Myllyrinne (8 ft 3 in or 2.51 m).
Recognized as the tallest living person from 1940 to his death in 1963. Said to have been 2.51 m in his thirties.
4. Leonid Stadnyk (8 ft 5.5 in or 2.57 m).
The tallest living person, though not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refuses to be measured according to their standards. He is a man who stands at 8 foot 5 inches or 2.54 meters.
3. John F. Carroll (8 ft 7 ¾ in or 2.64 m).
Carroll was born on 1932 in Buffalo, New York, United States, and also known as the Buffalo Giant in medical literature.He had a standing height of 244 centimeters (8 feet 0 inches) on October 14, 1959, but his height would have been 264 centimeters (8 feet 7¾ inches), assuming normal curvature of the spine. He was later measured at 239 centimeters (7 feet 10½inches) in 1968; he had shrunk in stature due to his worsening spinal condition. 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.(wikipedia).
2. John Rogan (8 ft 8 in or 2.67 m).
John Rogan is one of 17 known people in medical history to reach a height of 8 feet or more and he is also the second tallest person ever, after Robert Wadlow. He was born in Sumner County, Tennessee, between 1865 and 1868 and died in 1905 from complications of his disease.
1. Robert Wadlow (8 ft and 11.1 in /2.72 m).
Robert Pershing Wadlow is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. He was born in 1918 and died in 1940. Nearly 40,000 people attended his funeral.