Pauline Musters

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Pauline Musters
Musters next to an average man
Born (1876-02-26)February 26, 1876
Ossendrecht, The Netherlands
Died March 1, 1895(1895-03-01) (aged 19)
New York City
Cause of death Combination of pneumonia and meningitis
Known for Shortest verified woman ever
Height 23 in (58 cm)

Pauline Musters (February 26, 1876 - March 1, 1895) at 23 inches (58 cm) tall, recognized by the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest woman ever recorded.

Born in Ossendrecht, The Netherlands on February 26, 1876, she died in New York City at the age of 19 from a combination of pneumonia and meningitis. At the time of her death, she measured exactly 61 cm (24 in) tall.

Preceded by
Lucía Zárate
Shortest Recognized Woman ever
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lucía Zárate
Shortest Recognized adult human ever
Succeeded by
Gul Mohammed