How tall is Adolf Hitler ?

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Adolf Hitler's height is 5ft 8in (173 cm)

Infamous Austrian German leader. He was supposedly measured at 173cm for a physical by Austrian Army.
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Arch Stanton says on 25/Aug/14
Although 5 ft 8 for his generation would have been easily average.
Arch Stanton says on 25/Aug/14
Got a good look at him in Triumph of the Will. Yeah I think he looked about 5 ft 8. Didn't look clear short like 5 ft 6 or 5 ft 7 but looked lower average. He had one of the harshest voices I've ever heard, reminded me of a vicious Rottweiler or something. A perfect reflection of his personality and ideology!
Amaze says on 29/Jul/14
I can believe this. Obviously we all hate him but this does not change his height. Hes no more than 5'8 or lower than it. Wonder how much he weighed.
176,2Tunman says on 1/Jul/14
@Drengler
Are you sure Heydrich is 6'3?To me he doesn't look that tall.He generally looks 4" taller than Himmler but rather 5" when standing tall in some reliable pics.I doubt he's over 6'2,does any reliable source gives his height papers,SS personal card or else?
Anyways it's true that Hitler was not a dwarf,somewhere between 5'8 and 5'9.Many people want to see him as a dwarf because of his evil deeds,but that's a clear lack of objectivity.
Ian C. says on 19/Jun/14
I think you may have missed my point, Falcon, which was that Adolph Hitler is an odd and slightly jarring entry here, because most of the other entries are concerned with people in show business. You can't discuss anything about Adolph Hitler with the same cast of mind that you might adopt to discuss Marlon Brando or Dean Martin, because Hitler is inextricably linked and can arguably be said to be the central figure in one of the greatest infamies in history: the rise of the Third Reich, and then World War II. Hitler is like Stalin or Mao. When we think of Hitler we do not think of political acumen or brilliant oratory. We think of mass murder and wholesale human evil as a political protocol. So who cares how tall he was? The most important thing about him right now is that he's dead.
dyll131198 says on 16/Jun/14
He actually looks a lot shorter, about 5'7'' or 170 cm.
Red Falcon says on 20/Apr/14
What is this Ian C.trying to say? He presents himself as an expert on the man by simply repeating all the hate-speach tht has been collected on the man, proclaiming that he was not human, and should never be treated as human. Then he congratulates the site for including him. How much confused can someone be?
176,2Tunman says on 10/Feb/14
Looks generally 3-4cm shorter than 178-78.5Ribbentrop, about 11 shorter than 185 Keitel(maybe 186peak)and generally the same than 174-5 Himmler especially in the first years (30's).In all honesty he could very well have been 174-5 which he even looked with 183-4 Speer and 183 Karl Wolff, still I can go with 173(since some of you pointed to footwear advantage) but nothing less really.
Somebody mentioned here that lowest height to belong to the SS was 175, this is wrong or at least was never really respected.Here is a list of some SS officers heights from their papers to prove this.
Mengele174, Eicke173, Rauff 168, Sepp Dietrich 170 (probably only 167), Gebhardt 169.Others in concentration camps staff were also way shorter than 175 (Hoess, Aumeier, Hoessler,Fritzsch,Clauberg,Moll,etc)
Some SS were tall but no way Himmler was the shortest maybe the average in the SS was 175 (against 172-3)for Young Germans at that time. Compare some pics of guys like Anton Thumann (very certainly 175), Globocnik (176), Pohl (176) Hocker (175) and you will see they aren't short but average. Hope this will clear it all.
5\'9 3/8 Tunman says on 29/Jan/14
Well after seeing most pics with Himmler,ribbentrop and some others he's at least 5'8 and in fact there's a good chance for 5'9 although some camera angles may be deceiving
Ian C. says on 26/Jan/14
Hitler was so wicked that it pains many of us to assign to him any physical measurement at all, including height, because this means that he was human. Also, since most of the people considered in this site are in show business, it seem to trivialize Hitler's wickedness to speak of him in the same way we're arguing about Clint Eastwood or Elvis Presley. Nevertheless he is a fascinating addition to the collection here at Celebrity Heights, so I admire you for including him.
Bran says on 19/Jan/14
How talls Goebbels ?
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truth says on 28/Dec/13
But yeah it is a myth that Hitler was a short guy. In his time, the average white European was 5ft8-5ft10, so Hitlers height was pretty decent. Now the average is 5ft10-6ft0.
truth says on 28/Dec/13
yep about 5ft8, 5ft9 is almost the same so he could have looked 5ft9.
Tom T. says on 17/Dec/13
What's the diff? He was 5' 9: ot there about! Hitler himself would not have got as worked up & angry about his height as you are! WOW, Let it go already...lol.
Colin says on 16/Dec/13
Hitler was 5'8", this is an established fact. Hitler's best biographer, Ian Kershaw, states that was his height; his army service records do too; all photographic evidence confirms he was of average height. Trying to turn him into a midget because you don't like him is infantile.
subway says on 5/Dec/13
he was 1,72cm 1,73 no more!
MD says on 5/Dec/13
Rob,

Can you delete the most recent post by "Bull****" on 3/Dec/13?

In fact, I know you won't do it, but I'm already noticing most folks can't really handle this page. Just my two cents, but I'd either shutdown commenting on it or delete it, entirely. I mean, the rest of the internet can debate his height if they want to, but we shouldn't be giving audiences to trolls, and lord knows this page has and will continute to attrack trolls and hateful people.
[Editor Rob: that comment was meant to be deleted, but sometimes can get wrongly approved...that's one of the problems of working from home - interruptions that break up your day...]
MD says on 1/Dec/13
A lot of people want him to be tall, too, seeing some of the posts on this page. And the fact was that even for the time, he wasn't.
drengler says on 28/Nov/13
A lot of people WANT Hitler to be a dwarf but looking at several photos should make them realize that he wasn't really a short guy among his contemporaries (Churchill, Stalin or Mussolini were shorter than him but were not called "short"). He kinda looks short next to men like Heydrich (6'3") or younger Germans who were mostly over 5'8".
MD says on 12/Nov/13
But, he wasn't 5'9".
Go Balls says on 10/Nov/13
Just saw a documentary about Martin Borman. In several film clips of the two together Hitler was taller than Borman by about two/three inches. Borman's skeleton was measured at 5'7" - which corresponded with records used to identify his remains. Winston Churchill described Hitler as "that despicable little man" so I was surprised that Hitler was 5ft 9 or so.
Mecir says on 21/Oct/13
Hitler was 5 feet 8 inches tall - he was measured during his physical for the German army in 1914. Average height for a German when he was born (1889) was 5 feet 7, so Hitler was a taller man than the average.
John says on 21/Oct/13
Hitler was 5'8", slightly above average height at the time he was born.
general sherman says on 29/Sep/13
When my history teacher saw his uniform on display she was surprised that she wouldnt be able to fit in it. She was exactly 5 feet tall on a good day, but she said the shoulders of his uniform were so thin her shoulders could never fit. Based on his uniform size she estimated he was about 5 feet 2 inches. He had a really good propaganda crew with him rivaling that of the film makers in the Lord of the Rings movies that make him appear taller than he actually was. Most shots of him are from a low angle with the sun behind his head making him appear super tall and christ-like (halo effect), but in reality Hitler was very short. There is now way Hitler was 5' 8'' if my super tiny history teacher couldn't fit in his pants and shirt. Plus any documentation of his height should be subject to question as his propaganda seeped into every aspect of his life. But a man's clothes don't lie. Hitler was a lil dude.
Mike says on 16/Sep/13
Hitler was 5'8" and hardly the archetype of Aryan Supremacy, the new Hitler, who is a true Bavarian is a little over 6 feet tall and looks like the model Aryan, he also has a more steady temper.
donkeykong says on 16/Sep/13
he was 5 foot 8" and 1centimetre egsactly
moerlitz says on 28/Aug/13
He was not "tall" but he wasn't short either. One can't define his height judging by photos of his late days because it's well known that he was by then a sickish hunched shadow of the man he used to be.
Will says on 10/Aug/13
I am dead serious that Hitler was about 5'6", not 5'8". Adolf Hitler was not a tall person to me at all.
matheuscore says on 11/Jul/13
5'8-5'9
cyninbend says on 25/Jun/13
watching a doc on assassination attempt of Hitler--he was a foot shorter than all the military leaders walking with him. His big hat went only to their mouths...and that's his hat not his head. He was a little dumpy guy.
cd says on 17/May/13
172 cm is my guess.
truth177cm says on 1/May/13
172.5-173cm at low and 175cm first hour in the morning. He was not short then but average or even a hair above, today he would be a short man.
ghp95134 says on 20/Mar/13
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's height was 170cm -- I saw his Soldbuch (ID book)which registered his height: Click Here

According to his son, Manfred Rommel, Hitler liked his father because he was a bit taller and could comfortably look Rommel in the eye. I've also checked the height of General der Panzertruppe Hasso von Manteuffel -- he was 5'2".

So, you have Rommel's son's statement (albeit I cannot remember when I read that) -- let's just call it "hearsay" -- that Hitler could comfortably look into Erwin Rommel's eye; a link to Rommel's soldbuch showing his height at 170cm, and a physician's report saying Hitler was 175cm. Why the doubt about Hitler's height?

--Guy
JonSnow says on 15/Mar/13
Napeleon wasnt short and Napaleon wasnt tall, Napaleon height was 168cm - 5,6 stop posting nonsense he wasnt 5,7 or 5,8
Allstar says on 14/Feb/13
Actually, Napoleon wasn't short. There was a mis-translation (by a professor Brown I believe) who translated the documentation from Fench to English, and got it wrong. Napoleon's body was exhumed at one point, and the skeleton was measured and his height was found to be approximately 5'7". The average Frenchman at the time was 5'4". Napoleon was tall for his time. Please correct this persistent fallacy. Courtesy of Furman Univ. History Dept.
Vuks says on 10/Feb/13
@S(aint)...you are wrong im austrian so i know that
American people have always been smaller than middle european ones
average austrian height is 1.81 m US height height 1.77m the only ones who are taller than we are dutch, with am average height of 1.84 m
Ayush singh says on 6/Feb/13
in hitler movies it shows 5.5'inchs
marla singer says on 31/Jan/13
In my history book, it says he had a complex about his appearence because he was "short" (reportedly 1.70 m in the text), with black hair, slightly tanned skin... completely the opposite of the arian man he wanted to be (tall, slim, fair skin and blonde hair). The book also says he wanted SS volounteers bodyguards to be much bigger than him (5'11 at least) so maybe 5 ft 8 is a stretch.
Alex says on 29/Jan/13
@ Imparcial: I agree, being shorter or taller doesn't make the man any less despicalbe. Not to mention it's pretty racist to think that an evil person should be necessarily short.
me says on 29/Jan/13
Hitler was about 5'8.
Imparcial says on 28/Jan/13
Im sorry Will but everything indicates he was 5'8. All historical documents at the time (even from non-nazi sourcers) indicates he was that height, and there is even some sources that stated he was 5'9. I know he was a bad person but still lying about his height is pretty childish Will.
Will says on 27/Jan/13
Hitler had to be shorter than 5ft 8. He is more like 5'5" in reality.
Will says on 8/Jan/13
No, Hitler was never 5ft 8in tall. He still rather is quite short standing mainly below average height. A small man that he knowingly is. I think Hitler was just only 5ft 6in tall.
(S)ain\'t says on 2/Jan/13
Hitler was listed as 5'8" by his doctor. Definitely not short for that time. On average German soldiers were 2 inches shorter then American soldiers. I read an article about Hitler and discovered his height. And the German soldier heights I found on a video about America no longer being one of the tallest countries.
MrX says on 1/Jan/13
Solid Tall for a man born in 1889
truth says on 22/Dec/12
ok a weak 5ft8 or 173cm is a good listing.
truth says on 2/Oct/12
I think he was 170cm, below average/short today, then an inch below average. He didnt look "short" but quite average and his build was kind of stocky so he appeared even shorter. Oh and Stalin was 5tf6, Lenin 5ft5, Goebells 5ft4, mussolini 5ft5, they were all short guys. Change it to 170cm Rob.
Dr. Frankus says on 1/Oct/12
Numerous historical documents and books say he was about 173 cm or 5'8". Eva Braun was about 5'3" so compare when they're standing together. Of course she usually is wearing heels of 1-2" but I haven't read about Hitler's shoes. The Russian autopsy reports say shorter, but that was a difficult measurement on a burned corpse.
moerlitz says on 27/Sep/12
Everyone always mentions that Adolf Hitler was a small man but if you study historical videos and pictures of him being surrounded by other people you will realize he wasn't THAT small at all. I remember a photo taken during the first world war showing him with two of his brothers in arms and he was the tallest.
I believe he was at least 174 cm (a solid height for a man born in the 1880's) and when he reached his mid50's he got sick his posture got worse and he starded giving people the impression of a dwarf.
Orlando says on 16/Aug/12
The book "Hitlers Jugend" (Hitler's Youth) by Franz Jetzinger (who managed to get hold of Hitler's Austrian Army file) states: "On 5th February 1914 Hitler duly appeared before the Standing Military Commission in Salzburg. His height is given in the list of conscripts as 5 ft 9 in." It matches the prison file of 1924: 1.75 m tall.
Orlando says on 16/Aug/12
A document found in 2010 concerning 1924 Hitler's imprisonment lists him at 1.75 m height and 77 kg weight. It does not state if he was barefoot or not. Footage of Hitler shows that he wore high-heeled shoes most of the time. Check at: Click Here
Steve says on 1/Aug/12
Himmler was certainly 175 cm. I know it because he made the shortest limit for entering the SS 175 cm, and he was 175 cm. Hitler is shorter than him an all the pictures about 1 or 2 cm, I cannot be sure. It seems to me he was 173, maybe
173.5 , but my history teacher told that he was 174 cm and that it is taken as a historical fact.
Ronald says on 12/Feb/12
Bob, "Napoleon Bonaparte who really was short". He wasn't check the internet he was an inch shorter than Hitler.
Bob says on 31/Jan/12
He was average height of the time (178cm +- 2cm).
He has been "made short" by western media, to try and make him a more goofy/stupid person, comparable to Napoleon Bonaparte who really was short.
Tom says on 26/Jan/12
german history shows that - germans are average height is 5'9" for males. and on old discovery, history channel videos shows he was tall guy. his mother was austrian and father was german - his height must be between 5'11" - 6'2" definetely.

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