List of tallest people

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Missing humans on this article: Vaino Myllyrinne, 8 ft 3 in (2.51)

This is a list of the tallest people to be measured and verified, living or dead.

Men[edit]

  Living   Deceased   Height disputed   No growth-related pathological disorder (gigantism, acromegaly)

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan
(age at death)
United States United States 272 cm 8 ft 11.1 in Robert Wadlow Tallest human in recorded history, confirmed by Guinness World Records.[1] 1918–1940 (22)
United States United States 267 cm 8 ft 9 in John Rogan He was once tallest person of all-time. Weighed only 229 lb (104 kg). Unable to stand due to ankylosis. Tallest African American in history. 1868–1905 (37)
United States United States 267 cm 8 ft 9.1 in Eddie Carmel Unconfirmed height; claimed to be 9 ft 0.6 in (2.75 cm), billed at 8 ft 9.1 in (2.67 cm). 1936–1972 (36)
United States United States 263 cm 8 ft 7¾ in John F. Carroll 8 ft 0 in (244 cm) standing height , 8 ft 7+34 in (263.5 cm) assuming normal spinal curvature.[2] 1932–1969 (37)
Ukraine Ukraine 259 cm 8 ft 6 in Leonid Stadnyk Not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refused to be measured according to their standards.[3][4] 1969-2014 (45)
Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy.svg Austrian Empire 259 cm 8 ft 6 in Franz Winkelmeier Although his death certificate describes him as being 8 ft 6 in and still growing.[5][6] 1860–1887 (27)
Germany Germany 257 cm 8 ft 5 in Julius Koch Probably never the world's tallest person due to his life coinciding with that of John Rogan. Skeleton preserved in the Museum of Natural History in Mons, Belgium. 1872–1902 (30)
Canada Canada 252 cm 8 ft 3. in Édouard Beaupré 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. 1881–1904 (23)
Turkey Turkey 251 cm 8 ft 2.8 in[7] Sultan Kösen The tallest living person since 17 September 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records.[8] He has 36.5-centimetre-long (1 ft 2 in) feet—the second-longest feet for a living person and 28.5-centimetre-long (11.22 in) hands—the longest for a living person.[9] 1982–
Pakistan Pakistan 249.51 cm 8 ft 2.24 in Zia Rashid Was not measured by Guinness.[10] 1987–
Bangladesh Bangladesh 249 cm 8 ft 2 in Jinnat Ali Was not measured officially by Guinness. Tallest person in Bangladesh.[11] 1996–2020 (24)
United States United States 249 cm 8 ft 2 in Don Koehler Guinness Listed him as tallest person for most of 1970s. 1925–1981 (55)
United States United States 248.3 cm 8 ft 1.7 in Bernard Coyne Coyne's World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August, gave his height as 8 ft (240 cm), although he had reached a height of 8 ft 1.7 in (2.48cm), possibly 8 feet 4 inches (254 cm) by the time of his death. 1897–1921 (23)
Morocco Morocco 246 cm 8 ft 1 in[12] Brahim Takioullah Possesses the world's largest feet at 38 cm (1 ft 3 in).[13] 1982–
India India 246 cm 8 ft 1.1 in Vikas Uppal Was not measured officially by Guinness.[14]Tallest man in India ever.[15] 1986–2007 (21)
Iran Iran 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Morteza Mehrzad Tallest man in Iran and Paralympic Athlete[16] Winner of Gold medal as part of Iran men's national sitting volleyball team at Sitting volleyball at the Rio de janeiro 2016 Summer Paralympics, Sitting volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Paralympics , Sitting volleyball at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Para Games and The Hague 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championship 1987–
India India 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Dharmendra Pratap Singh Was not officially measured by Guinness World Records. Tallest living Indian person.[17] 1983–
Libya Libya 245 cm 8 ft 0.5 in Suleiman Ali Nashnush Libyan basketball player, who was once the tallest man according to Guinness World Record's.[citation needed] 1943–1991 (47)
France France 245 cm 8 ft 12 in Jean-Joseph Brice Known as "Le Géant des Vosges", Ramonchamp, France; his exact height was controversial.[18] 1835–?
Ireland Ireland 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Patrick Cotter O'Brien Tallest person recorded at the time and the second in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet (240 cm). Remains examined in 1972, measured, height verified. 1760–1806 (46)
India India 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Mounir Fourar Was not officially by Guinness, he was measured by an doctor. 1970–2012 (32)
Holy Roman Empire Holy Roman Empire 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Anton de Franckenpoint First verified person to reach 8 feet (2.44m). Nickname Langer Anton. Skeleton later measured at 244 cm (8 ft 0 in). fl. ?–1596
China China 242 cm 7 ft 11+14 in Zhang Juncai Tallest living Chinese person. 1966–
Indonesia Indonesia 242 cm 7 ft 11+14 in Suparwono Was the tallest man in Southeast Asia, and he was the tallest Indonesian; claimed to be 8 ft 10.5 in (270.5 cm). Officially measured (lying down and in the standing position) by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) in December 2009.[19] 1985–2012 (26)
Netherlands Netherlands 242 cm 7 ft 11+14 in Albert Johan Kramer Tallest man in the Netherlands. His brother-in-law was a dwarf and did not exceed 69 cm (27 in). Together they formed a variety act, with performances around the world.[20] 1897–1976 (79)
Spain Spain 242 cm 7 ft 11+14 in Miguel Joaquín Eleicegui Arteaga (es)
Tallest man recorded in Spain. The 2017 Basque movie Handia is based on his life. His remains were excavated and measured.[21][22][23] 1818–1861 (43)
Brazil Brazil 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Joélisson Fernandes da Silva Tallest living Brazilian.[24][25] 1985– (34)
India India 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Asadulla Khan Tallest man in India.[26] 1988–
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Felipe Birriel Tallest Puerto Rican recorded. 1916–1994 (78)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 241 cm 7 ft 10.9 in Alexander Sizonenko Soviet basketball player.[27] 1959–2012 (53)
Egypt Egypt 240 cm 7 ft 10 in Sa'id Muhammad Ghazi Claimed to be 10 ft 6 in (320 cm), his height is disputed.[28] 1909–? (?)
Mongolia Mongolia 238.9 cm 7 ft 10.1 in Öndör Gongor Very tall man in early-20th-century Mongolia. Was measured by Roy Chapman Andrews. 1880/85 – 1925/30
Pakistan Pakistan 238 cm 7 ft 10 in Naseer Soomro Tallest confirmed man living in Pakistan.[29][30] 1975–
Hybrid flag of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Kingdom of Hungary.svg Austria-Hungary 237 cm 7 ft 9.3 in Grgo Kusić Tallest Croat recorded. Tallest person of Austria-Hungary of his time. Some sources states his height as 219 cm (7 ft 2) some at 237 cm (7 ft 9.6), his exact height is disputed[31] 1892–1918 (26)
Japan Japan 237 cm 7 ft 9.3 in Yoshimitsu Matsuzaka Tallest man in Japan; no color images of him exist even though he died in the 1960s.[32] 1930–1962 (32)
Netherlands Netherlands 238 cm 7 ft 10 in Rigardus Rijnhout Second tallest man in the Netherlands; he was known as the giant of Rotterdam. Early June 2011, a life-size statue of Rijnhout was unveiled in the Oude Westen district in Rotterdam.[33] 1922–1959 (36)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Angus MacAskill Tallest "true" giant (not due to a pathological condition). Tallest recorded man from the United Kingdom. 1825–1863 (38)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in William Bradley 1787–1820 (33)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Frederick Kempster Height disputed between 7 ft 8.5 in (235 cm) and 8 ft 4.5 in (255.3 cm)[34] 1889–1918 (29)
United States United States 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Martin Van Buren Bates Known as the Kentucky Giant or The Giant of the Hills.[35] He and Anna Haining Bates were the tallest married couple.[36] 1837–1919 (81)
United States United States 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Louis Moilanen Tallest person in Michigan history and one of the tallest men in the world during his lifetime. He may have been 8 ft 1 in (246 cm) tall.[37] 1885–1913 (28)
West Germany Germany 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Walter Straub Tallest man in Germany while he was alive.[38] 1925–1986 (61)
Algeria Algeria 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Rachid Bara Tallest man in Algeria while he was alive.[39] 1974–2009 (35)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg Soviet Union 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Uvais Akhtaev Soviet/Chechen basketball player in 1940–50s. 1930–1978 (48)
China China 236.17 cm 7 ft 8.98 in Sun Mingming Chinese basketball player. Formerly second-tallest living person. 1983–
China China 236.1 cm 7 ft 8.95 in Bao Xishun Considered the tallest living person by Guinness World Records until September 2009 when he was replaced by Sultan Kösen.[40] 1951–
Tunisia Tunisia 235.9 cm 7 ft 8.87 in Radhouane Charbib Listed by Guinness World Records as tallest man until 15 January 2005, before Bao Xishun and Sun Mingming.[41] 1968–
Brazil Brazil 235.7 cm 7 ft 8+187 in Rafael França do Nascimento Tallest man in Brazil.[42] 1987–
Russia Russia 235 cm 7 ft 8½ in Nikolai Pankratov Tallest man in Russia.[43] 1990–
United States United States 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Al Tomaini Was not measured by Guinness World Records. Claimed to be 8 ft 5 in. 1912–1962 (50)
North Korea North Korea 235 cm 7 ft 8+12 in Ri Myung-hun Former basketball player with the North Korean national team.[44] 1967–
United States United States
Ukraine Ukraine
235 cm 7 ft 8+13 in Igor Vovkovinskiy Previously the tallest person living in the United States. Originally from Ukraine, moved to Rochester, Minnesota to be treated at the Mayo Clinic. Most recently has been acting in commercials and movies.[45] Became well known by wearing a T-shirt that read "Obama's Biggest Supporter". Took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 in Malmö, Sweden, as one of the performers on the stage representing Ukraine. 1982–2021 (38)
United States United States 235 cm 7 ft 8 in Broc Brown In 2015, the tallest teenager in the United States.[46] 1997–
United States United States 235 cm 7 ft 8 in Cecil Boling Was 7 ft 8 in (234 cm) but shrank to 7 ft 0 in (213 cm) when his legs were replaced with artificial legs 8.5 in (22 cm) shorter.[47] 1920–2000 (79)
United States United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Brenden Adams Former tallest teenager in the world. 1995–
India India 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Polipaka Gattaiah Former tallest Indian.[48] 1975–2015 (40)
Ivory Coast Ivory Coast 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Abdramane Dembele Tallest man in Ivory Coast.[49] 1985–
Armenia Armenia 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Arshavir Grigoryan Tallest man in Armenia.[50] 1990–
United States United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Bob Wegner Plays basketball, and is the world's tallest athlete.[51] 1993–
United States United States 234 cm 7 ft 8 in George Bell Former Tallest living American.[52] 1957–
Fiji Fiji 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Kaliova Seleiwau Tallest living Fijian.[53] 1981–
Austria Austria 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Adam Rainer Only person known to have been both a dwarf and giant. He was 118 cm (3 ft 10 in) tall at age 21 and peaked at 234 cm (7 ft 8 in) when he died, having doubled his height as an adult. 1899–1950 (51)
Pakistan Pakistan 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Alam Channa Pakistani, considered to be the tallest living man when he died in 1998.[54] 1953–1998 (46)
Iceland Iceland 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Jóhann K. Pétursson Was the tallest person in Iceland. 1913–1984 (71)
Japan Japan 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Yasutaka Okayama Tallest living Japanese. Tallest basketball player drafted in NBA history.[55][56][57][58] 1954–
Finland Finland 233 cm 7 ft 7.7 in Daniel Cajanus Height not confirmed officially.[59] He was only 7 ft 8 in (234 cm) according to the London Annual Register.[60] 1703–1749 (46)
Spain Spain 233 cm 7 ft 7.7 in Jaime Clemente Izquierdo Spain's tallest man in his lifetime.[61] 1961–2005 (44)
Spain Spain 233 cm 7 ft 7+12 in Agustín Luengo Capilla Circus performer. Tallest man in Spain at the time of his death.[62] 1849–1875 (26)
United States United States 232 cm 7 ft 7½ in Jack Earle Jacob Rheuben Ehrlich. American silent film actor and sideshow performer. 1906–1952 (46)
Somalia Somalia 233 cm 7 ft 7.4 in Hussain Bisad Somalia, considered to be one of the tallest living men. 1975–
United Kingdom United Kingdom 233 cm 7 ft 7.4 in Neil Fingleton Tallest NCAA Division I basketball player. Known for his role Mag the Mighty for the HBO TV series Game of Thrones.[63] 1980–2017 (37)
China China 233 cm 7 ft 7 in Wang Feng-Jun Asia's tallest man in 2004.[64] 1976–2015 (39)
Argentina Argentina 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Jorge González Tallest wrestler in WWE history. 1966–2010 (44)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 231 cm 7 ft 7.26 in Paul Sturgess Tied for the tallest player to play college basketball in the U.S.[65] 1987–
United States United States 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Kenny George Second-tallest NCAA Division I basketball player (Neil Fingleton).[66] 1987–
United States United States 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Lock Martin He played the robot in the movie The Day the Earth Stood Still.[67] 1916–1959 (43)
Kingdom of Great Britain Great Britain 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Charles Byrne Skeleton now resides in the Hunterian Museum. 1761–1783 (22)
United States United States 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Max Palmer Actor and pro wrestler. Listed by Guinness World Records at 7 ft 7 in (231 cm), claimed 8 ft 1 in (246 cm).[68] 1927–1984 (57)
Romania Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Gheorghe Mureșan Tied for tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. 1971–
Romania Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Robert Bobroczky Romanian basketball player who was 2.31 m (7 ft 7 in) in 2017–18, aged 17.[69] 2000–
India India 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Jitendra Singh Claims of being 8 feet 2 inches (249 cm), but was later measured at 7 ft 7 in (231 cm)[70] 1971–
Sudan Sudan 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Manute Bol Tied for tallest player in NBA history. 1962–2010 (48)
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 230 cm 7 ft 7 in Aleksandar Rindin Tallest man in Azerbaijan.[71] 1985–
Belgium Belgium 230 cm 7 ft 6.75 in Alain Delaunois Tallest living Belgian.[72] 1971–
Montenegro Montenegro 230 cm 7 ft 6.5 in Slavko Vraneš Tallest Montenegrin basketball player in the national basketball team, former player in the NBA 1983–
Vietnam Vietnam 229 cm 7 ft 6.25 in Trần Thành Phố Was the tallest man in Vietnam when he died in 2010[73] 1947–2010 (63)
Senegal Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6.25 in Malik Sidibe Tallest basketball player in Senegal.[74] 1985–
United Kingdom United Kingdom 229 cm 7 ft 6+14 in Christopher Greener Formerly Britain's tallest man 1943–2015 (71)
Algeria Algeria 229 cm 7 ft 6+15 in Saad Kaiche Former basketball player of Club Baloncesto Breogán of Lugo.[75][76] 1985–
United States United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Ralph Madsen Billed as 7 ft 6 in (229 cm).[77] 1897–1948 (51)
United States United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Mills Darden Known for his extreme weight and height. Weighed 1,021 lb (463 kg). 1799–1857 (57)
China China 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Yao Ming Was the tallest player in the NBA during his playing years until his retirement in 2011. 1980–
United States United States
Germany Germany
229 cm 7 ft 6 in Shawn Bradley Former player in the NBA, 1993–2005, tallest living German (holding dual citizenship). 1972–
Senegal Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Moussa Seck Tallest basketball player in Senegal.[78] 1986–
United States United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Matthew McGrory Was the world's tallest actor when he died in 2005.[79] 1973–2005 (32)
Senegal Senegal 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Mamadou N'Diaye Was the tallest in high school and college basketball while playing in the USA (tied for tallest with Tacko Fall in his final college season in 2015–16).[80][81] 1993–
United States United States 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Conrad Furrows He was listed in the Bernard L. Kobel Catalogue of Human Oddities of Circus Sideshows.[82] 1922–1967 (45)
Russia Russia 229 cm 7 ft 5.8 in Sergey Ilin Tallest basketball player in Russia.[83] 1988–
Spain Spain 229 cm 7 ft 6 in Fermín Arrudi Urieta Tallest man in Spain at the time of his death. 1870–1913 (42)
Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Bienvenu Letuni Tallest basketball player in DRC[84] 1994–
Canada Canada 228 cm 7 ft 6 in Olivier Rioux Canadian youth basketball player[85] 2006-
Poland Poland 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Eugeniusz Taraciński Tallest man in Poland while he was alive.[86] 1928–1978 (50)
Colombia Colombia 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Asdrúbal Herrera Mora Tallest living Colombian.[87] 1986–
Slovakia Slovakia 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Martin Miklosik Tallest basketball player in the Slovak Republic.[88] 1986–
Peru Peru 228 cm 7 ft 5+23 in Margarito Machacuay The tallest Peruvian.[89] 1965–2020[90] (55)
Venezuela Venezuela 227 cm 7 ft 5+13 Jeison Rodríguez Tallest man in Venezuela. Also holds the Guinness Record of largest feet.[91][92] c. 1995
Canada Canada 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Sim Bhullar Tallest living Canadian. He played for the Sacramento Kings[93] in 2014-2015 also making him the tallest Canadian NBA player ever. 1992–
Senegal Senegal 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Tacko Fall Currently the tallest player in the NBA since being signed by the Celtics in 2019.[81][94] Was the tallest high school basketball player in the US as of 2014,[95] and was the tallest player in US college basketball from 2016 to 2019. 1995–
Malta Malta 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Samuel Deguara Tallest man in Italy and Malta.[96] 1991–
United States United States 225 cm 7 ft 4.5 in John Aasen Was promoted to be 8 ft 10 in (2.70m), his skeleton was measuring 7 ft 3 in (2.20m), but he lost some inches due to his age.[97] 1890–1938 (48)
Nigeria Nigeria 225 cm 7 ft 4+12 in Afeez Agoro Oladimeji Tallest man in Nigeria.[98] 1975–
United Kingdom United Kingdom 222 cm 7 ft 3.4 in Patrick Murphy Claimed to be 8 ft 10 (2.69 cm), but later measured at 7 ft 3.4 (222 cm) 1834-1862 (27)
United States United States
Germany Germany
221 cm 7 ft 3 in Jakob Nacken Tallest Nazi soldier in World War II[99][100] World's tallest man at the time.[101] 1906–1987 (81)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Peter Mayhew Chewbacca actor in the Star Wars franchise.[102] 1944–2019 (74)
China China 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Ren Keyu Falsely claimed by Guinness World Records as tallest living male teenager in the world[103] 2006–

Women[edit]

  Living   Deceased   Height disputed   No growth-related pathological disorder (gigantism, acromegaly), etc.

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan
(age at death)
Dutch Republic Dutch Republic 254 cm 8 ft 4 in Trijntje Keever The tallest woman in history; her height is disputed or unconfirmed.[citation needed] 1616–1633 (17)
United States United States of America 254 cm 8 ft 4 in Ella Ewing Second Tallest women, although her claims are unverified[citation needed] 1872–1913 (40)
China China 248 cm 8 ft 1+34 in Zeng Jinlian Confirmed by Guinness World Records as tallest female recorded. Suffered from spine curvature and could not stand at full height. Tallest recorded Chinese person and world's tallest person shortly before her death. She is the only woman verified to have reached 8 feet (240 cm) tall.[104] 1964–1982 (17)
Canada Canada 243 cm 7 ft 11 in Anna Haining Bates Second tallest woman and tallest woman in her lifetime. She and Martin Van Buren Bates were the tallest married couple.[36] 1846–1888 (41)
United Kingdom United Kingdom 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Jane Bunford Tallest recorded English person and possibly the world's tallest person at the time of her death. Given height is adjusted for spinal curvature; maximum standing height was 7 ft 10 in (239 cm).[105] 1895–1922 (27)
China China 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Yao Defen Listed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, until her death on 13 November 2012. 1972–2012 (40)
India India 233.6 cm 7 ft 7.97 in Siddiqa Parveen World's tallest living woman, Tallest Indian Woman.[106] 1985-
United States United States 231.78 cm 7 ft 7+14 in Sandy Allen Listed as tallest living female by Guinness World Records, and the tallest American woman, until her death on 13 August 2008.[107] 1955–2008 (53)
Kingdom of Greece Greece 229.87 cm 7 ft 6.5 in Vasiliki Caliandi Tallest woman in Greece.[108] 1882–1904 (22)
China China 226 cm 7 ft 4.98 in Zhang Ziyu World's second tallest living woman.[109] 2007–
China China 221 cm 7 ft 3 in Sun Fang World's third tallest living woman.[110] 1987–
Poland Poland 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Margo Dydek Tallest professional women's basketball player.[111] 1974–2011 (37)
Pakistan Pakistan 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Zainab Bibi Declared world's tallest woman in 2003[112] 1972–2018 (46)
 Turkey 213.6 cm 7 ft 0.09 in Rumeysa Gelgi Tallest living woman in Turkey, and previously world's tallest female teenager[113][114] 1997–

Disputed and unverified claims[edit]

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan
(age at death)
Iran 364 cm 11 ft 11 in Siah Khan Ibn Kashmir Khan When he was admitted to hospital in 1933 he was found to be only 7 ft 2.6 in (220 cm) tall.[115] 1912–1938
France 350 cm 11 ft 6 in Giant of Castelnau Height estimate based on bone fragments found at the Neolithic cemetery of Castelnau-le-Lez, excavated in 1890 by Georges Vacher de Lapouge and published in the journal La Nature, Vol. 18, 1890.[116] Unknown –
Neolithic France
United States 304.8 cm 10 ft Unknown Multiple human skeletons discovered by Dr. J. F. Everhart and the Historical Society of Brush Creek Township, Ohio in 1880. Unverified, Controversial and disputed. Unknown[117]
England 282 cm 9 ft 3 in John Middleton
The Childe of Hale
Written on his grave is Here lyeth the bodie of John Middleton, the Childe of Hale, nine feet three. Height not confirmed officially. 1578–1623 (45)
Russian Empire 282 cm 9 ft 2 in[citation needed] Feodor Machnow Billed as 282 cm (9 ft 3 in) during his life, his details about height is not known. Although his claims are considered to be questionable. 1878–1912 (34)
Thailand 269 cm 8 ft 10 in Pornchai Sawsri Claimed to measure 269 cm (8 ft 10 in) at age 26 in September 2015.[118] He was measured at 257 cm (8 ft 5 in) by Thai authorities for his ID card renewal in October 2013.[119] 1990?–2015[120]
Tokugawa shogunate 263 cm 8 ft 6 in Akashi Shiganosuke Was born in 1600 and isn't recognised by the Guinness World Records and he is also believed to be 245 cm (8’0).[citation needed] 1600–1649 (48-49)
Pakistan 254 cm 8 ft 4 in Ajaz Ahmed Claims actually to be 8 feet 4 inches (254 cm), but this is unverified by Guinness World Records. He claims that he is still growing. 1976–
Bangladesh 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Parimal Barman Claims of being 8 feet 3 inches (251 cm), not confirmed. 1962–1991 (29)
People's Republic of China 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Zhao Liang Height not confirmed officially. A circus performer. 1982–
Qing Empire 244 cm 8 ft 0 in Zhan Shichai His real name is Chang Woo-Gow and he was 7 ft 8 in.[121] 1841–1893 (52)
Ottoman Empire 244.4 cm 8 ft 0.3 in Barth's Giant Skeleton of reputed giant "Hayduk", Turkish soldier displayed at Vienna's Anatomical museum in 1904. Height estimated from Femur and Tibia at 235.2 to 244.4 cm (7 ft 8.6 in to 8 ft 0.2 in) tall.[122] c. 1683
Indonesia 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Musutaman Height not confirmed officially.[123] 1962–
Sweden 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Gustaf Edman Height not confirmed officially.[124] 1882–1912 (30)
Isle of Man 241 cm 7 ft 11 in Colonel Routh Goshen Known as the Arabian Giant or the Palestine Giant. 1824–1889 (64)
Roman Empire 239 cm 7 ft 10 in Maximinus Thrax Emperor of Rome, among the first persons known probably having gigantism.[125] 173–238
Hungary 238 cm 7 ft 9 in János Várnai Claimed to be the tallest Hungarian in 1963.[126] ?–? (?)
Ireland 234 cm 7 ft 8 in Cornelius McGrath Measurement according to the London Annual Register.[60] 1737–1759 (22)
United States 226 cm 7 ft 5 in David Crawley PhD Height not confirmed officially. A British expat business consultant in California. PhD in semiconductor physics from University of Cambridge. Fluent in English and Mandarin. Plays mean scrumball (an improvisational, competitive, concurrent billiards game). c. 1977-
Kingdom of Navarre 222–234 cm 7 ft 3 in – 7 ft 7 in Sancho VII of Navarre Height estimated by Luis del Campo in 1952, from a measurement of his femur recorded in 1622.[127] 1170–1234 (64)

Tallest in varied fields or endeavors[edit]

Tallest in various sports[edit]

Country Metric Imperial Name Note Lifespan Photo
Canada 251 cm 8 ft 3 in Édouard Beaupré Tallest strongman and tallest wrestler. 1881–1904 Edouard Beaupre.JPG
Libya 246 cm 8 ft 1 in Suleiman Ali Nashnush Tallest basketball player. 1943–1991
Iran 246 cm 8 ft 1 in[128] Morteza Mehrzad Tallest paralympian and tallest volleyball player.[129] 1987– Morteza Mehrzad Selakjani
Romania 242 cm 7 ft 11 in Gogea Mitu Tallest professional boxer in history. 1914–1936 Gogea Mitu.jpg
People's Republic of China 236 cm 7 ft 9 in Sun Mingming Tallest active professional basketball player. 1983– Sun Ming Ming
Romania 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Gheorghe Mureșan Retired professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. 1971– Gheorghe Muresan (15833043052).jpg
Sudan 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Manute Bol Retired professional basketball player. Tied as tallest player in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. 1962–2010
Argentina 231 cm 7 ft 7 in Jorge González Tallest wrestler in WWE history 1966–2010
Senegal 226 cm 7 ft 5 in Tacko Fall Tallest active NBA player. 1995– UConn @ UCF (32807528326) (cropped).jpg
Brazil 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Giant Silva Tallest kickboxer and mixed martial artist. 1963– GiantSilva2008.png
Poland 218 cm 7 ft 2 in Małgorzata "Margo" Dydek Tallest female player in WNBA history. 1974–2011 Margo Dydek
Russia 218 cm 7 ft 2 in[130] Dmitriy Muserskiy Tallest volleyball player. Member of Russia's national team 1988– Dmitriy Muserskiy
India 216 cm 7 ft 1 in Dalip Singh Rana Tallest active wrestler, former powerlifter and bodybuilder. 1972– Dalip Singh Rana
Pakistan 216 cm 7 ft 1 in Mohammad Irfan Tallest international cricketer[131] 1982– Mohammad Irfan.jpg
Philippines 216 cm 7 ft 1 in E.J. Feihl Tallest basketball player in PBA history. (tied with Greg Slaughter) 1970–
Philippines 216 cm 7 ft 1 in Greg Slaughter Tallest basketball player in PBA history. (tied with E.J. Feihl) 1988– Greg Slaughter
Netherlands 215 cm 7 ft 1 in Loek van Mil Tallest baseball player. 1984–2019 Loek van Mil
United Kingdom 213 cm 7 ft 0 in Richard Metcalfe Tallest rugby union player. 1973–
Netherlands 213 cm 7 ft 0 in Ted van der Parre Tallest World's Strongest Man. 1955– Ted van der Parre.JPG
United States 213 cm 7 ft 0 in Richard Sligh Tallest American football player in National Football League history. 1944–2008
Russia 213 cm 7 ft 0 in Nikolai Valuev Tallest boxing world champion. 1973– Nikolay Valuev 2018-11-21.jpg
Netherlands 212 cm 6 ft 11 in Semmy Schilt Tallest kickboxing world champion. 1973– Sem-schilt.jpg
Netherlands 212 cm 6 ft 11 in Stefan Struve Tallest fighter in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. 1988– Stefan Struve with a fan (5096781392) (cropped).jpg
United States 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Jon Rauch Tallest baseball player in Major League Baseball history. 1978– Tatu-1524.jpg
Australia 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Aaron Sandilands Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. 1982– Aaron Sandilands and Lance Whitnall
Australia 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Peter Street Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. 1980– Peter street.jpg
United States 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Mason Cox Tied as tallest player in Australian Football League history. 1991– Mason Cox 2018.1.jpg
United States 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Reilly Opelka Tied as tallest tennis player on the ATP Tour. 1997– Opelka WMQ18 (7) (42834211754).jpg
Croatia 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Ivo Karlović Tied as tallest tennis player on the ATP Tour. 1979– Karlovic WM18 (5) (30063301198).jpg
United Kingdom 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Will Carrick-Smith Tied as tallest active professional rugby union player. 1992–
Ireland 211 cm 6 ft 11 in Devin Toner Tied as tallest active professional rugby union player. 1986– Devin Toner.JPG
Lithuania 209 cm 6 ft 10 in Rolandas Gimbutis Tallest Olympic swimmer. 1981–
Belgium 208 cm 6 ft 10 in Kristof Van Hout Tallest association football player. 1987–
Russia 208 cm 6 ft 10 in Nelly Alisheva Tallest female volleyball player. 1983– Nelly Alisheva.jpg
Slovakia 206 cm 6 ft 9 in Zdeno Chára Tallest player in National Hockey League history. 1977– Zdeno Chára
Bulgaria 203 cm 6 ft 8 in Kotooshu Katsunori Tallest sumo wrestler. 1983– Kotooshu 2011 Sep.JPG
Germany 201 cm 6 ft 7 in Ingo Schultz Tallest sprinter. 1975– Ingo Schultz Istaf Berlin (2265188681).jpg
United States 201 cm 6 ft 7 in Phil Blackmar Tallest golfer on the PGA Tour. 1957– PhilBlackmar.jpg
Switzerland 200 cm 6 ft 7 in Ramon Zenhäusern Tallest World Cup competitor in alpine skiing. 1992– 80px
Bulgaria 198 cm 6 ft 6 in Velichko Cholakov Tallest Olympic weightlifter. 1982–2017

Humans with gigantism[edit]

This is a list of people who have or had a form of gigantism.

See also[edit]

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