How tall was Robert Wadlow

Robert Wadlow's Height

8ft 10.3in (270 cm)

American, who became famous as The tallest man to live. Wadlow was a celebrity in his short lifetime and worked as a spokesman for a shoe company. At age 13 Robert measured in at 7 foot 4 inches, weighing 250 pounds. By the time of his 18th birthday, he clocked in at just under 8 feet and 4. In February 1939 his official measurements at Washington University were 8 feet 8 1/4 inches barefoot, weight 491 pounds. Robert's physician measured him in February 1940 at 8 feet 9 and 1/4 inches (also reported as 8ft 9 1/2), then his last measurement was on June 27th 1940, where he was recorded as standing 8 feet 10 and 3/10th's, which was reported in numerous newspapers at the time of his death. However, a figure of 8ft 11.1 inch surfaced from Guinness Records, who have reported that height since the 1980's, contrary to what was being published at the time of his death.

Wadlow was eight feet nine and one-fourth inches tall on his birthday, last February 22, but his physician in Alton, Ill, said today he measured him last June 27 and at that time he was eight feet ten and three-tenths inches tall.
- July, 1940

Robert Wadlow Official height
July, 1940

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Average Guess (65 Votes)
8ft 11.77in (273.7cm)
Tall In The Saddle said on 15/Oct/17
Rob - I have since ascertained that the colour footage I linked was uploaded by a poster from TheTallestMan site. Background - he purchased the film from a collector some 15 years ago but the source of the footage prior to that is unknown, poster guesses it was filmed about 1939.

Here's another clip at Plainview with a few seconds of colour at the start - it appears an onlooker is attempting the standard challenge to reach a silver dollar placed on the top of Robert's head. Wadlow visited Plainview on July 26 1939.

Link - Click Here

Here's another link describing Wadlow's visit to Plainview with a picture (with father) that was taken at that time - Wadlow's height was described as 8'9" at this time.

Just one more link to an article describing Wadlow's visit to Warrensburg on May 10 1940 with last measurement as at that time (which we know to have been made Feb 1940) described as 8'9.5" - a scan of newspaper describing the visit is also included.
Editor Rob: a man his size in that era - or any era - would have brought crowds wherever he went. I think many people don't realise he died very young, even before celebheights I thought he lived longer than he ultimately did.

It's a shame there were never any footage of measurements done, that would have been truly historic seeing how they did it and how he stood for them.
Tall In The Saddle said on 11/Oct/17
I posted a few Youtube links just recently, particularly to highlight newly uploaded and extremely rare colour footage of Robert Wadlow on tour which I had never seen before - less than a minutes worth but it is gold - Wadlow's height conveyed in the footage is awe inspring though due allowance might be made for a "smaller" society back then. If the post doesn't come through I will resubmit.

I checked on historic editions of the Alton Evening Telegraph to try get some clue as to the origin and first publishing of the 8'11.1" figure. Not a lot to report but can say a July 1962 retrospective article cited Wadlow's height to be the newspaper published 8'10.3" while just 3 years later a July 1965 retrospective article stated Robert's height to be 8'11.1". Link Click Here
So the 8'11.1" fig has been around for at least 52 years and some 25 years after Robert's passing.

At the time of the 1965 article Wadlow's father Harold was still living age 72 yo. The article states that Harold collaborated with a Shurtleff College Professor in 1941 to write the biography The Gentleman Giant. The first edition of this book was published in 1944. It would be interesting to read the ultimate height/source quoted in this book - and any possible mention of a letter from Dr C M Charles re Wadlow's final height.
Editor Rob: it's interesting seeing colour footage of Wadlow, that is quite rare.

I always feel there is more out there in archives or in personal collections that people have forgotten or not discovered yet.
Tall In The Saddle said on 10/Oct/17
As luck would have it a very recent new and rare clip of Robert Wadlow has been uploaded to YouTube and in colour!

Click Here

Some more rare footage only uploaded in May of this year:-

Click Here

This clip begins in 1930 when Robert was 12 yo - he states that he is about 7 feet tall - this correlates with height charts that put him at 6'11" at 12 you, In the latter part of this clip (1934) you can see Wadlow is clearly not an entirely happy young man (kid, really) - not with the increasing physical ailments nor with the gawking attention - he should've swatted the overly curious brat behind him -looked like he was close to doing it.

One last clip that was uploaded to YouTube back in 2014 that I somehow missed - includes a nice introduction by the father Harold to the whole family. The father states that Robert is 15 you and already standing at 7 feet 10 inches - most height charts attribute this height to Robert at 16 and he may've been close to 16 when the footage was taken.

Click Here
Tall In The Saddle said on 8/Oct/17
I submitted a post which didn't make it to the forum.

Anyway, just wanted to add a few things. It seemed Robert was ritually measured on or near enough to each successive birthday (see Feb 1940 - for Wadlow's last birthday measurement coming in at either 8'9.25" or 8'9.5"). The new leg brace which ultimately proved faulty was fitted on 27 June 1940 coinciding with the last known date Robert was measured - that measurement being either a necessary part of the process and/or simply an opportunity for a "tweeny" measurement. Of course, Robert became ill via infection just 7 days later, passing away just 11 days later again - 15 July 1940.

I have read just one article stating that both Wadlow's legs were amputated in the effort to save his life - I've also read that there were several reports stating same but that they were false and duly quashed as at the time.

Based on reasonably solid and more widely reported source evidence, 8'10.3" is a fair and just call with equally fair reserve being held that further evidence may be obtained to properly support the ultimate 8'11.1" iconic listing which, in my mind, is simply too arbitrary and non advantageous to have been plucked out of the air . A scant .8" difference is all that separates the 2 heights and that .8" difference is coincidentally equal to 22 yo Wadlow's none too shabby growth from Feb 1940 (taking 8'9.5") to June 1940 (taking 8'10.3") over a 4 month period.

I'm pretty sure Guinness progressively listed Wadlow at 8'9.5", 8'10.3" and before ultimately firming at 8'11.1" which appears at least as early as the 1976 Guinness edition that I have. Guinness was definitely wrong with the first listing (yet still sourced from an actual measurement), the 2nd listing is in line with multiple contemporary newspaper sources matched with the date 27 June 1940 but as far I have read, the final listing has only been attributed to a 1943 letter from Wadlow's physician to Wadlow's father Harold - height exactly expressed as 272 cm converted to 8'11.0866 imperial - 8'11.1" being an ever so slight round up.

As to measurements being made in shoes - there are several photos that imply Wadlow being measured fully dressed and in shoes - perhaps just for the sake of a publicity shot. I was fortunate to recently see a rare pic of Wadlow sitting on a chair in just boxer shorts, bare feet clearly being examined by physicians - so perhaps his medically recorded heights were properly made in bare feet and shoes, and if not always possible without shoes, due deduction made for shoe heel - I've read 8'11.1" bare feet and just over 9 feet in shoes.

To really appreciate Wadlow's final height at least visually, you have to see the photos in the very last months/weeks of Wadlow's life - an acutely tall human throughout but steadily approaching a truly scary height just before his passing and without any substantiation, I would've bought his being 9 Ft in a heart beat - insane.
Tall In The Saddle said on 2/Oct/17
There is an excellent site called which contains a lot of info on so called Giants (Thresholds for same being 7'2" and over for men and 6'10" and over for women), Robert Wadlow of course being the primary and most celebrated inclusion. The contributors are very well informed and credible posters.

I read through several threads contained in the above site and in one thread a particular poster stated that physician Dr C M Charles (who had measured Wadlow periodically over a number of years) had written a letter to Robert's father in 1943 (not sure why it was 3 years after Robert's passing) stating Robert's final height to be 272 cm - interestingly the measurement was apparently originally expressed in cm which actually converts to 107.0866 inches to be exact which is certainly 8'11" but not quite 8'11'.1 but near enough to.

Now it would seem that Robert's final recorded height of 8'11.1" (as converted from an originally expressed 272 cm) was sourced from this letter - not sure if the letter was provided as evidence or if Robert's father verbally relayed the final figure. Guinness didn't in fact always list Robert at 8'11.1", earlier editions listed him at 8'9.25" or 8'9.5" which was obviously sourced from the Feb 1940 measurement so Guinness at the time wasn't even up to speed with the later 27 June 1940 measurement of 8'10.3" - the latter height also being listed by Guinness at some later stage. At some point Guinness ultimately changed the figure to 8'11.1" and that has held ever since.

I agree with Slothee - I see no motive to exaggerate Wadlow's height for the reasons already stated. I'll add, if inclined to exaggerate, the magic number they would've aspired to would be 274.32 cm or 9 feet, not pull up at just 272 cm or 8'11.1", just shy of 9 feet. On reflection, I'm not so sure that Wadlow could've been measured post mortem because both Wadlow and his family made it clear that Robert's remains would never been given up to medical science in any way shape or form for further examination so I'm guessing the only measurements made were while Robert was still alive - but a post mortem measurement isn't impossible.

So, we have Wadlow's last reported measurement being made on 27 June 1940 with several newspapers reporting that measurement to have yielded a height of 8'10.3" and I think (not sure) Guinness also ran with this measurement for a time. Then we have Guinness' upgrade to 8'11.1" at some point and a letter claimed to have been written by Dr C M Charles given to Robert's father in 1943 stating a final height of 272 cm.

I can't say for sure but logic tells me there is likely substance to the 272 cm measurement which may well have come from the abovementioned letter - a copy/orig of which may or may not have been submitted to Guinness some years after the fact or, at the least, Robert's father found cause to relay the final measurement as he knew it to Guinness to set the record straight. I've also read guesstimates that the extra .8" may've accounted for some curvature which didn't comprise Robert's final standing height - though I must say that from the photos Wadlow didn't appear to exhibit any noticeable curvature but if it did in fact only account for .8" then the curvature would've been very slight and barely perceptible.

Also, as another explanation, possibly a typo or misread error along the way, mistaking 272 cm for 270 cm leading to a conversion from the latter figure to 8'10.3".

Now if Guinness or the Wadlow family descendants still hold this alleged letter and it could be produced.........that would be very interesting.
Editor Rob: his height could have been bumped up, it's still in the air I feel because of the reports changing based on a subsequent mention of 272cm, contrary to what was being reported in 1940.
Slothee said on 30/Sep/17
This seems odd.. I always thought he reached 8'11". Although he was listed in articles as standing 8'10 3/10", I wonder why Guinness decided to bump him up to 8'11 1/10"? There's got to be an explanation, and I don't think it was simply a couple guys at Guinness World Records being like "Hey, you know what'd be funny? Is if we just added 8/10 of an inch to his height". He was already the tallest man to walk the earth, there'd be no real motive to exaggerate his height. And even if there were, it would be unlikely for Guinness World Records to allow for such an exaggeration without evidence. Despite what I just said, I've looked everywhere online and all the sources that put him at 8'11" all link back to Guinness World Records. So if Guinness were wrong, everyone citing them would be wrong as well. What would really clear things up is if Guinness cited references to show how and why certain world records are held (such as Wadlow's height), but I doubt that'll happen. I'm honestly not sure what to believe on Robert's height.
Editor Rob: it's certainly a strange one, being widely reported as being measured 8ft 10 and 3/10ths at the time of his death...there could have been a couple of measurements done and at one point the 272cm figure was reported, whether it was barefoot or shoes I've no idea. There are mentions at times of Wadlow being a certain height 'in shoes'.
Editor Rob said on 29/Sep/17
I'm now not sure on this one...I had been going with what Guinness reported, but looking more into it.

He was measured at 8ft 8 and 1/4 barefeet just shy of his 21st Birthday...

His Doctor reported that February 1940 he was measured 8ft 9 and 1/4 and the June 27th measurement was 8ft 10 and 3/10ths.

Guinness started publishing the figure as 8ft 11.1...

So, to believe the 8ft 11 figure is to believe he gained 1.5 (or 1.75 inches) in 4 months from February to June...and that all reports of 8ft 10 and 3/10ths were all wrong.

We have all put great faith in Guinness, at the expense of the reports at the time, which must have been false...or maybe not.
Tall In The Saddle said on 14/Aug/17
In terms of both his incredible height and the incredible human being that he was, I have been absolutely fascinated by this man ever since I first read of him in the Guinness Book of World Records and then in a book titled Very Special People (highly recommended) bought for me so long ago by my very special Mum.
I have never refuted Robert's last recorded height of 8'11.1" nor am I refuting it now. I'll admit, if there was actual evidence to prove Wadlow's height to be a bit less than an exact 8'11.1", emotionally, it might be a bit difficult to accept - it's the iconic benchmark, a seemingly mythical yet somehow real human height, set in stone and there are photos to prove that no man has even come close to Robert's height - even the formidable 8'3" Sultan Kosen pales in comparison standing by the life size figure of Wadlow. Happily, I can say that in all objectivity, I don't actually have to refute Robert's height - it's for real.
However, perhaps qualification of when Robert's final height of 8'11.1" was exactly determined is required.
By most accounts, the last measurement of Robert's height while he was still alive was made on 27 June 1940 and sadly, Robert passed away just 18 days later on 15 July 1940. The natural assumption is that this last measurement yielded a height of 8'11.1" and most modern day articles suggest this to be the case.
However, several contemporary articles printed upon Robert's death stated that Robert's height recorded as at 27 June 1940 was in fact 8'10.3". Based on upon this, this is the final height these articles afforded Robert in their obits - but, bare in mind, the articles were printed exactly upon Robert's death on 15 July 1940, likely prior to any possible post mortem recording and publishing of Robert's absolute final height.
There are several other obit. articles that "only" afforded Robert a height of 8'9.5" upon his death - but those articles were clearly referencing a height afforded to Robert back in Feb 1940 (about 5 months prior to Robert's death) by the shoe company he promoted - and it's likely the shoe company was drawing on a medically verified height as at that time.
So, as I interpret it, Robert's final living recorded height measurement was 8'10.3 as at 27 June 1940, an increase of .8" from Robert's last recorded measurement of 8'9.5" some 4 months prior back in Feb 1940 (upon turning age 22). If one wanted to "average" it, one might guess that Robert would see about 2.4" increase in height over the course of his 23rd year. Generally speaking, the rate of Wadlow's growth had slowed a bit in later years but there was still no accounting for exactly how much Robert could grow in any given year and when his growth was greatest at any period during any given year.
If Robert's final height of 8'11.1" was in fact recorded upon his death on 15 July 1940, that would mean an apparent height gain of .8" from the measurement of 8'10.3" made just some 2 1/2 weeks prior (on 27 June 1940). The most recent trend for Robert's growth prior to that (from Feb to Jun 1940) reflected the same amount of growth of .8" over 4 months. Could Robert have achieved the same amount of growth of .8" in just the last 2 1/2 weeks of his life? It's possible, because Wadlow did experience literal spurts at different times.
My ultimate conclusion may be that Robert's last living recorded height was in fact 8'10.3" as at 27 June 1940 and his post mortem height as at or near enough to 15 July 1940 was again, a properly medically verified 8'11.1". Robert may well have gained an extra .8" in height in those final weeks ("impossible" is hardly a word that can be applied to one Robert Pershing Wadlow). Otherwise, Robert's final apparent height gain to reach 8'11.1" was possible a combination of both actual further growth and Robert's final measurement being under conditions which allowed for the absolute maximum measurement of Robert's height (sadly achieved post mortem).
To be clear, I don't doubt at all that Wadlow was ultimately medically verified to be a true 8'11.1" in height, and could've been measured in ideal living circumstances to be that height - but I would be interested to read contemporary documentation confirming exactly when the measurement was medically verified.
Eric said on 10/Aug/17
He may be 9 ft (273 cm) in the morning
Tyson said on 5/Aug/17
Two feet taller than Andre The Giant
Dero said on 2/Aug/17
how much people in the world could be more than 7ft on Internet I feel it's so normal (I react to that Lewis Facebook profile)
even said on 20/Jul/17
if there is ( was ) one guy on earth that people could not argue about his height it would be Robert Pershing Wadlow the tallest person ever in human recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence , at the time of his death he was 8'11" or 272 cm tall , please just stop wasting your time arguing , you can't change the reality , please be reasonable , god bless you all .
mrtguy said on 17/Jul/17
Rob, how tall would you say the shorter guy appears to be next to Wadlow?? Click Here
Earnst said on 30/Jun/17
During the 60s/70s I heard of a Mrs Patel who may have lived in either London or possibly Birmingham. She was supposedly extremely tall but other than that I cannot be more specific. Does anyone else know anything of her?
Ronaldo said on 27/Jun/17
274 cm
mrtguy said on 11/Jun/17
Rob, is it very true that taller people who are 7ft taller with size (12-13) inch head have shorter shoulder length deviations??
Matt said on 9/Jun/17
Nah he wore every days elevator shoes! Hahahah The old Don's with 2 feet insole. Am I right Rob? Ahahaha
Editor Rob: he used to slip in lifts when nobody was looking!

But seriously, I think his shoes were made with a bit of a thicker sole to take more of the weight.
Bard said on 2/Jun/17
Yeah, no doubt, Wadlow's height could easily fluctuate 2 inches if not more every day.

Stadnyk gave away his lie by refusing to be measured. His reason was even worse: he didn't want the attention. Lol, if he didn't want the attention, why would he exaggerate his height so much in the first place and pretend that he was the tallest man alive?
Canson said on 1/Jun/17
No question he was 9'0-9'0.5 waking up
Alfred said on 1/Jun/17
Leonid Stadnyk was certainly not 8'5", he was around 7'7-9". I am confounded how readily the public accepted Stadnyk's Spurious assertion of being 8'5" without proper validation!
There are innumerable 7 footers (Stadnyk was one of em) but a scant few legit 8 footers throughout history. John Rogan is another dubious claim
Alfred said on 31/May/17
Robert Wadlow almost certainly exceeded 9' at time of death, the 8'11.1" measurements were taken 3 months before Wadlow's death and were BAREFOOT measurements! Wadlow would have been 9 ft barefoot and 9'2" in size 37 sneakers.
Bard said on 31/May/17
The only 9 footer in recorded history, and even if he wasn't quite the mark barefoot he's definitely close enough.
Logan said on 29/May/17
They guy is 8,11.5 maybe 8,11.75
curious alladin said on 16/May/17
Hi editor Rob

Do you think there's a possibility that he could've grow to around 3 metre (around 10 feet tall) had he lived a few years longer ?? I have visited the medical school in Washington University of st. Louis and had a chance to talk to the doctor of endocrinology. When I asked what's the highest absolute height a human can attain he just said there's none and judging from his growth rate near the end of his life he couldve reached anywhere from 2.9m (9 feet 6 inches) to 3m (10 feet) had he survived a few years more. I think 10 feet is definitely within the limitation as to how much our body can physically sustain what do you think ??
Editor Rob: how much over 9ft is hard to really tell...
184-182 said on 8/May/17
Hey Rob, how tall do you believe Robert Wadlow would have been if he had lived into his 50's or 60's? Do you think he would have stopped growing at some point?
Editor Rob: could have topped 9ft a few inches.
mrtguy said on 28/Apr/17
Rob, you think Tomas Pustina tied with Andre ever had the biggest head in mankind bigger than Wadlows??
Editor Rob: yeah Tomas certainly looks to have a very big head, would be interesting to actually measure it.
Canson said on 24/Apr/17
9'0-9'1 out of bed
8'11 legit guy as listed
Kole Schilling said on 22/Apr/17
Rob, do you think that Robert Wadlow could have been nine feet tall on a good day
Editor Rob: earlier in the day he would have been close...
bob said on 21/Apr/17
hes 9'
Alain said on 18/Apr/17
Rob, would Robert Wadlow have been 9ft tall right out of bed?
Also can you do a page for Keever Trijntje (255 cm according to various sources), the tallest women ever...?
Editor Rob: I'd say he cleared 9ft first thing in the morning.
Christian said on 15/Apr/17
Measurement was wrong, he was definitely 9ft.
Nik said on 15/Apr/17
@Editor Rob

Rob, where would you have come up to on Robert Wadlow?
Editor Rob: Nik, maybe around belly button area.
Rob said on 13/Apr/17
John said on 10/Apr/17
oliver said on 8/Apr/17
Rob, one question,please. Maybe I'm too curious. Do you think there might be someone else taller before his time(not described in the records)? This is a stupid question that no one can know. But I just want your opinion.
Editor Rob: we'll never know, though I think Wadlow is probably still the tallest.
Nik said on 8/Apr/17
@Editor Rob

Rob, What would your guess be on on Robert Wadlow's out of bed height? Was it definitely over 8'11"?
Editor Rob: I don't know, but it was by a couple of Dr's at a School of Medicine who took the 8ft 11 measurement and 9ft 5 and change wingspan for him...he died not long after that.
oliver said on 7/Apr/17
Hello,Rob. I live in Asia and I've never seen giant people in my life. The tallest man I've ever seen is about 6'5 and woman,6'1. How tall are the ones you've seen?
Editor Rob: oliver, they only come out at night!

But really, if you spend enough time in a big city you will see very very tall people.
mrtguy said on 4/Apr/17
Rob, Giant Leonid certainly wasn't 8 ft plus, but you think his head is at least 12'' it looks bigger than those of Kosen??
Editor Rob: mrt, yes based on what I've seen compared to more average sized folk, his head was a good foot, not less...and his height could vary, maybe a true measurement he could have been 7ft 7-8 range.
Ian C said on 3/Apr/17
An interesting question: Would you rather be a giant (over seven feet) or a dwarf (under 4 feet)? Or, what is the minimum height you would refuse in favour of being a dwarf? If you were eight feet tall and could walk, you'd have to be pretty tough to go out in public, because people would recoil from you in fear. But if you were a dwarf and could walk, you'd just charm children.

On a more moderate level, wouldn't it be better to be Danny DeVito (slightly less than five feet) than Richard Kiel (just over seven feet, and with an unusually ugly face)?

I also wonder how many people would be some other height than the height they are, if given the choice. I'm tall and quite a few short guys have told me they wished they were too. I've never had a tall guy tell me he wished he were shorter, but then I've met very few people who were over six foot four, which is still fairly normal. The tallest man I've ever met in the flesh was six foot eight, and he was young, strong and athletic, and he wasn't complaining. I've met only two women who were over six feet, and I suspect they were a little unhappy about it.
mrtguy said on 2/Apr/17
Rob, what do you think was the true height of Leonid Stadnyk??
Editor Rob: probably more 7ft 5 than 8ft 5
Canson said on 29/Mar/17
I meant out of bed over 9'0"
Canson said on 28/Mar/17
He's easily 9'
Sally (5'11 said on 26/Mar/17
I am reconsidering my previous comment where I stated the average man in central Wisconsin is 5'11"-6'. 5'10"-5'11" seems like a more realistic average for men under the age of 50; but when older men are included, I would estimate the average would be closer to 5'9".
Sally (5'11 said on 25/Mar/17
@ Robert Broome- What do you think the average male height is in Charlotte, NC? You mentioned that there are a handful of men in your building that are 7'. If that is true, my 6'8" son would feel short for the first time in his life. The average man where we live in central Wisconsin is approximately 5'11"-6'.
Mimi said on 24/Mar/17
I've read that he's 5'10 at the age of 5. That's just really baffling.
69 inches said on 21/Mar/17
Judging from the picture I think he might fit in the 8ft11.5 to 11.75 range rather than 8ft11 flat.Strong possibility for over 9 feet then waking up.
Ted said on 17/Mar/17
I remember this gigantic pretty blonde lady at the Wham farewell party at the Hippodrome Disco in London about 85 or 86.
She was about 6 foot 8 or taller. Dont know who it was.
aaronious said on 13/Mar/17
I love how the average guess on here has him at 8ft 11.63", even though the Guinness measured him at 8'11.1"
Erika said on 22/Feb/17
woah this is the tallest person EVER
Strong 5ft9 said on 26/Jan/17
@Marianito10 @Sarah Since Rob was 17 at the time and was measured at 8ft 3 at the time, so possibly might be 5'8" to 6'. With that height difference, it's hard to tell. but 6'5" might be pushing it.
MrFish said on 7/Jan/17
Rob, I'm actually a student at Washington University (which is in St. Louis). I'll have to see if the medical library has anything on him!
Editor Rob: Fish, it would be interesting, I'm sure some research or papers on Wadlow are languishing in the deepest darkest corners of a library.
Delvin said on 24/Dec/16
How tall is the guy next to wadlow ?
Leonardo 1.73m said on 13/Dec/16
Out of bed: 9'1
Low: 8'10.5

He died before of the Guinness World Records ;)
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 7/Dec/16
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
If he had gotten measured earlier in the day he could have hit 9ft


No doubt, especially given his extremely lenghty spine, which probably lost 2+ inches throughout the course of a day.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
If he had gotten measured earlier in the day he could have hit 9ft
Arch Stanton said on 3/Dec/16
If a 7 ft guy can lose near 2 inches of height in one day, then a 9 ft guy you'd expect even more. Out of bed he might have even been 9 ft 1 range!
Oanh said on 2/Dec/16
Rob, do you think he was 9'0 or over out of bed, and with shoes on?
Editor Rob: Oanh, that's one thing that is intriguing - exactly how tall out of bed and at the end of the day he was...I think he was for a portion of the day was a good 9ft.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 1/Dec/16
Click Here

That guy looks huge in this photo. (Guy of the left of course)
Sarah said on 10/Nov/16
Is the guy next to him about 2 1/2 feet shorter, maybe 6'5" or so?
Editor Rob: Sarah, I wouldn't guess under 2.5 feet
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 8/Nov/16
Rob, maybe he cleared 9ft out of bed?
Editor Rob: it's something I haven't been able to read about, what his out of bed height really was! Would love to have found out...
Borats Chicken said on 5/Nov/16
rob, you reckon bigfoots or yetis are real?
Editor Rob: not seen any real evidence, although in the distant past it is very possible similar types of creatures existed. Given that life has been on this planet in many shapes and forms for many millions of years, there's probably a lot of species that existed for a relatively short period that we will never know existed.

Also the size of the Universe is incomprehensible...I doubt this is the only planet with life on it.

I'm absolutely sure there's a blue bug-eyed version of Justin Bieber somewhere out there who is being argued to death.
Robert Broome said on 1/Nov/16
I regularly see a guy in Charlotte, NC named Chase Methaney that is 7'4". There are a hand full over guys in my building that are 7' and and a few that are 6'9"-6'10". They all look short compared to Chase. I can't even imagine what 8'11" looks like.
Leonardo 1.73m said on 2/Oct/16
He had something of spinal curvature, 8'11.25 my guess
Marianito10 said on 25/Sep/16
What about the guy at the left? He must be tall I guess, obviously for human standards.
Editor Rob: I don't know if it's a relation, could be?
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Duhon said on 8/May/15
Britain's tallest man 7'7" Neil Fingleton next to a statue of Robert Click Here

haha. That's incredible! Must have made this guy feel good knowing someone else in the world was once almost a foot and a half taller than him!
Danimal said on 24/Sep/16
Rob did you ever wonder how tall he could have grown to had he not died, considering he was still growing until the very end.
Editor Rob: if he was still gaining then he may well could have cleared over 9ft comfortably. Will a human ever be his height again, I don't know!
travis said on 22/Sep/16
damn everyone is short to him
That guy said on 1/May/16

he is if he wore shoes
Damian said on 22/Apr/16
Damn almost 9ft, but not quite.
shortpeoplearecool said on 28/Mar/16
consider him 9 foot tall, he is like a 7 foot person to a 5 foot guy to a 7 foot person if you understand what i'm saying
mrtguy said on 15/Dec/15
Rob, I've been wondering if Sultan's wife is 5'8'', I wonder how tall...let's just say his son is going to be 6'10''-7'0'' range ? can you agree Click Here
Editor Rob: Sultan's height is the result of pituitary tumour. His genetic height is different.
mrtguy said on 22/Nov/15
Rob, what would you say the difference between being a 7 footer and 8 footer?
Editor Rob: hitting your head on a helluva lot more doors!
M. Murdoch said on 3/Nov/15
There was a woman who lived at or near Whitley Bay, who was very large and I think had the condition acromegaly. They say she stood six feet seven and weighed 350 pounds. Having seen her a couple of times, I would say that was about right. Her feet were very large and she wore shoes that must have been specially made for her. Probably the largest woman I have seen in real life.Having said that, I did see a woman in Carlisle who just might have been taller, but nowhere near as big in build.
RoelC said on 17/Sep/15
gary neale said on 2/Sep/15
hi, theres a model of Robert wadlow in the uk, does anyone know where exactly?
theres pics of people stood next to the statue, near what looks like a shop entrance, when you google him. would like to take my kids for a look.

There's a statue of Robert next to Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum in London.
Click Here
gary neale said on 2/Sep/15
hi, theres a model of Robert wadlow in the uk, does anyone know where exactly?
theres pics of people stood next to the statue, near what looks like a shop entrance, when you google him. would like to take my kids for a look.
Bandjoe said on 24/Aug/15
I think giants like this were put in this world to put some people's egos in check, and realize height isnt everything. I dont mean that he was just a freakshow though, he seemed like a very nice guy, i watched a documentary where it said people use to walk up to him and kick his legs to make sure they are real, not very fun to be that tall at that point.
pablo77bar(184cm) said on 31/Jul/15
I really doubt that he was that tall
Maybe 8ft 10.75 sounds better so weak 8ft 11 HAHAHAHAA
*I'm kidding
Jed said on 25/Jul/15
During that hot summer in the 70s I visited Whitley Bay and saw a huge woman at the Bus Station. I am 6ft and about 200 pounds and a woman who stood behind me was much larger. A friend reckoned my head was about level with the bottom of her ears. She must have been over 300 pounds.
Adrian said on 12/Jul/15
I have heard of these giant women in UK.
1. A Woman from London area about 7 ft. Probably born late 40s/early 50s alive during late 1970s.
2. A Woman seen in Brentford area early 1980s. App 7 ft. Possibly same person as
No 1?
3. A Woman called Christine. Alive 1970s. Near or about 7 ft.
4. A Woman from North/possibly North east of England. Said to be 7ft 2 and wearing size 15 shoes. Born 1920s/30s?
5. A Woman from Gloucestershire area alive in 1990s. Thought to be at least 7 ft tall.
6. A Woman from North Wales alive in late 1960s. 6 ft 10.
7. A Woman from Scotland possibly called Lorraine. Said to be 7 ft tall. Alive in 1970s.
8. A Woman from around or near Coventry area. Born 1953 or 4. Said to be 7 ft tall and of medium build.
[Editor Rob: never seen any 7ft women yet, most I think is 6ft 5-6 range close....]
Oak said on 5/Jul/15
How high is a modern telephone kiosk? A good few years ago there was a woman in UK said to be 6ft11 and 245 pounds.
Gunther said on 29/Jun/15
Kep. The giant you mention may have been Henry Mullens. He had several brothers and sisters. I believe one of his brothers and a sister were very tall. It may have been him.

I once knew a guy about six feet seven and I was told his Mother was a lot taller than him. She had a special extra long reinforced bed apparently. I did see a woman in the midlands area of the Uk, who was almost as tall as a modern BT Kiosk. She probably weighed around 350 pounds.
kio said on 21/Jun/15
height: 8'11.1" (272cm) weight: 439lbs (death) (492lbs (heaviest)) hand size: 12.75" (32.4cm) foot size: 18.5" (47cm)
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 18/Jun/15
Rob, surely he'd clear 9ft at of bed?
[Editor Rob: I don't know if they ever did an out of bed measurement on him? It would be interesting to see how much he shrank during a day...]
120 said on 29/May/15
So Rob, How long do you think his skull size is?
[Editor Rob: it could have been near to 13 inches long.]
OneNamePlease said on 13/May/15
That man is ahead of Robert Wadlow and has a big hat on his head and too the british is ahead of Robert Wadlow
Duhon said on 10/May/15
delvin says on 9/May/15
Would a 8 feet man look short compared to him

This is how a 8'1" man would look like next to him Click Here . That man is Brahim Takioullah the 2nd tallest man in the world.
delvin said on 9/May/15
How big is his head ?
delvin said on 9/May/15
Would a 8 feet man look short compared to him
Duhon said on 8/May/15
Britain's tallest man 7'7" Neil Fingleton next to a statue of Robert Click Here
184.3cm (Night) said on 8/May/15

Better not tell French guy about this! He will start thinking average height in France is 7 ft .
Sultan Kosen really does stand out there doesnt he?
delvin said on 6/May/15
Did they measure his height in shoes
[Editor Rob: would have thought they did it without shoes.]
G said on 5/May/15
Hello Rob, I was with a friend at the supermarket and saw a huge man. My friend who is 5'11 was an inch lower your shoulder, and I got to his mouth. What do you think is the height of this great man?
RoelC said on 4/May/15
This past week there was a 'giant' event in France, that assembled some of the tallest men in the World. Here are a few pics.
Click Here
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The shortest giant in that picture is Rob Bruintjes (who was 7'3 in his prime, but probably 7'1-7'2 today). Normally when you're over 7ft tall you're the tallest man in the room. Imagine how it feels when at that height you're the shortest guy in the room.

Sultan Kosen (tallest man alive) is of course the tallest. He was measured a little over 8ft tall on the same event. Measurement took place late in the afternoon and was performed while the person was barefoot and standing up.
Emil 182 cm said on 2/May/15
A gentle giant and true legend. He died because he did not discover an infected blister on his ankle in tim, since his sense of feeling did not function proproperly. But even if had survived that, his body would have collapsed sooner or later. There's a limit to just how much your center of gravity can stabilize.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 21/Apr/15
It's astounding that there are guys as low as 6ft3 who moan about being too tall. How do you think this guy felt everyday both physically and emotionally?
Chron540 said on 20/Apr/15
You must be proud, there is no man taller than Rob!!
Chron540 said on 20/Apr/15
Rob, how thick do you think his shoes is? It probably might depend on what shoewear he wears, considering he wears a size 37AA.
[Editor Rob: I looked at some of his shoes and the heel wasn't that big really...probably many of his boots where between 1 and 1.5 inch...just extremely long.]
Chuckie Cheese 2 said on 24/Mar/15
9 feet 1 in his shoes , 8 ft 11-1/10 inches barefoot.His rate of growth was 2-1/2 inches a year when he died, and may have reached 9-1/2 feet, almost 3 meters tall had he survived his late twenties. He was known as a fine young man, and gentleman to his friends and family.
Bishop said on 28/Feb/15
His exact measured height was 8'11.1".
mike m said on 31/Jan/15
Madzeek he never stopped growing he was 8 ft 8 when he was 21 and was 8 ft 11.1 when he died at 22 so he still was growing he would have easily eclipsed the 9 ft mark if he would have made it another 6 months
Chuck said on 10/Jan/15
George 6' 7.5 says on 7/Jan/15
Shaq is 7'2 in the photo, but is 7'1

I'm sure his shoes give him an inch
George 6' 7.5 said on 7/Jan/15
Shaq is 7'2 in the photo, but is 7'1
Judd said on 4/Jan/15
Would be interesting to know if 8'11" is a barefeet or shoes measurement and if he had bad or good posture when measured...

I remember time ago that at GWR they measured the current tallest man of the world (he's chinese) and the measurement was really horrible: he kept shoes on bud because he had back problems he couldn't stay straight with his back...
Clay said on 5/Dec/14
That can put to rest this 6'11'' garbage for Shaq.
Duhon said on 29/Nov/14
Shaq and Robert Click Here
Icehole said on 20/Nov/14
After looking at some pictures of Leonid, I think in some he can look a good 8'. He definitely looks taller than 7'7" but not 8'4". RIP big man.
Sonic said on 23/Oct/14
Makes me wonder what height he could pull off in person to a random stranger. They would probably estimate to be at least 10 feet tall.
Nathan said on 21/Oct/14
Tallest man in modern history at least. There definitely could have been taller people in the past whose heights were not recorded. If you believe in David and Goliath, Goliath was presumably about 9 feet tall.
James Edward Crowley Maximus Meridius said on 15/Oct/14
Rob do you think there will anyone taller than Robert Wadlow one day like in the future his record hasn't been broken but never say never maybe in 20 years time someone out there could reach the 9ft 0in mark I don't think Robert Wadlows record will be broken anyone soon will have too wait and see in the future.
[Editor Rob: I really don't know]
Madzeek said on 7/Oct/14
Some of u are wrong if u sayin dat robert could grow more if he lived longer coz at 20 he stopped growing coz he grew his tallest of 8ft-11 inch then he died 2 yrs later.
Clay said on 22/Sep/14
Was Stadnyk 7'9'' after all? His family is still claiming 8'4'', but those on here that were saying 7'5-6'' were also off.
DesuMaiden said on 19/Sep/14
@Gunther_M: Since when was Stadnik officially measured? Do you have any source on this?
Gunther_M said on 25/Aug/14
Stadnick has died and we finally have an accurate measurement of 231.6cm.
6'4.5 said on 16/Aug/14
Robert Wadlow at 26 years is 300 cm
Oanh said on 12/Aug/14
Chappie says on 8/Apr/13
Grady Patterson was almost as tall as Robert> I think he died young also.

Grady Patterson was a fabricated giant...never existed. There is some articles on the net that reveal the hoax.
Oanh said on 12/Aug/14
rpic says on 4/Nov/13
Robert wdlow culd have bee over 9 eet in shoes and some resources said that Robert could not stand up straight all of the time when he was being measured. Robert could have reached 9ft 2inches if you think about it?

I read something about that years ago. I don't remember exactly what the article said verbatim, but Wadlow was 8'11" in his stockings. With his shoes on, he was easily 9'0.
Sam said on 6/Aug/14
Even though I've seen a cut-out of Wadlow, I'd think it would be something else to see a living person of this height. Plus he seemed like a sweet individual who got dealt an unlucky hand in terms of health. I'm 6'5" range and feel impressed by the one or two times I've seen a guy 6'9"-6'10" in person. The tallest individuals I normally see walking in big cities are usually only an inch or two taller than myself and more often than not I'm the tallest guy in most crowds.
Chaos said on 19/Jul/14
Hmmmmm, four and a half months passed since I brought it up here, and almost 3 years since it was brought up on the Stadnyk page and still no Kosen. Interesting..
Tall Sam said on 23/Apr/14
I got to sit in Robert Wadlow's chair. Despite being 6'7", I looked like a dwarf!
Click Here
Chaos said on 19/Apr/14
[Editor Rob: it is the reason, I forgot and until you mentioned realised he never got a page, now it is on my list to look at and see what his final height was.]

That answer makes it seem like you're stalling. His height has never been in doubt or disputed (2.51 m, 8 ft 3 in). It's been the same since 2009 when Guinness first measured him. In almost 5 years you've never thought to add him? Stadnyk was added the moment he made the Book, so obviously you keep up to date on the record. I'm really curious about the snub, maybe one day we'll find out. The Turkish prison theory seems the most logical at this point.

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Anarchy (Chaos, Dilemma) said on 17/Apr/14
John Middleton (9'3 feet) and The Giant of Castelnau (11'6 feet) were the maximum tallest. Even taller than Wadlow.
Chaos said on 20/Mar/14
[Editor Rob: I forgot about even adding him!]

You have a site about famous people's height, yet you forgot to add the most famous tall person on the planet for the past 5 years? Even now that you're aware of the "oversight" he still doesn't have a page.

Come on, give us the real reason, people here are very understanding.
[Editor Rob: it is the reason, I forgot and until you mentioned realised he never got a page, now it is on my list to look at and see what his final height was.]
Humberto said on 15/Mar/14
John Rogan... Height?? Please ROB . Is 2.68 or 2.67 or 2.69
2.32 m 125 kg said on 8/Mar/14
WOAWWWW! Is a true giant O.O
Chaos said on 4/Mar/14
Is Rob ever going to explain why he hasn't listed Kosen? He had Stadnyk up for years but for some reason refuses to list Sultan. This exchange is from 2011 on the Stadnyk page:

Ras says on 13/Nov/11
When are you listing Sultan Kosen, Rob?
[Editor Rob: I should retire this page and replace it with the real giant Sultan, and consign Leonid to the celebheights garbage bin.]

Yet here we are, almost 3 years later and no Kosen. Care to explain?
[Editor Rob: I forgot about even adding him!]
176,2Tunman said on 2/Feb/14
He could probably have ended somewhere between 10and11 feet had he reached 50years old.
Peyman said on 16/Nov/13
Alex says on 22/Apr/13
Rob I'm starting to think you have a problem with Kosen. I can't think of any other reason why you wouldn't list him. Did you spend time in a Turkish prison or something?
I was drinking tea when reading this post. but I couldn't stop laughing
honestly it was near to die. I couldn't breathe for one minute!!!
I guess kosen recently got married by the way.
rpic said on 4/Nov/13
Robert wdlow culd have bee over 9 eet in shoes and some resources said that Robert could not stand up straight all of the time when he was being measured. Robert could have reached 9ft 2inches if you think about it?
mag67 said on 22/Oct/13
"Chappie says on 8/Apr/13
Grady Patterson was almost as tall as Robert> I think he died young also. "

Grady Patterson didn´t exist. se Click Here
Gunther_M said on 19/Oct/13
Since the hand print at Brasenose is now known to have been drawn long after Middleton died, it is time to acknowledge the Childe of Hale as the true tallest man.
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Mr. Goldfish said on 18/Sep/13
That is more than twice your height Arielle, his tallest measurement was just over 8'11" I read that he died of an infection caused from a knee brace at age 22. This guy potentially could have been 10' tall had he lived longer.
Arielle said on 29/Jun/13
Would have been amazing to meet this guy, he was literally twice my height (I'm 4ft 3)
Josephina said on 28/Jun/13
I think it's amazing that he reached that height. Also, a picture said that human beings were as tall as Robert Wadlow and taller. Dang it! Should've saved the photo!
Emil said on 12/Jun/13
Anyways, how much could Wadlows height have fluctuated during one Day?
[Editor Rob: I've not read anything about a straight out of bed or at least within a few minutes measurement for him. It is possible he varied up to 3 inches, although that's my guess.]
Emil said on 8/Jun/13
Emil says on 7/Jun/13
Do you believe in ancient giants? It is likely that there could have been men from ancient times who were taller than Wadlow
[Editor Rob: I think G might be descended from the ancient giant Goliath.

I don't know about anybody ever being taller than Wadlow, there's only really been maybe 10 or so known 8ft+ giants...a lot of stories about monstrous men might have been cases of 7ft guys being called 9 foot etc.]

Yeah G is a true giant lol.
Of course, all that about skeletons being 36 ft is complete bull, but it isnt impossible that there have been people in the past measuring 9 ft
Emil said on 7/Jun/13
Do you believe in ancient giants? It is likely that there could have been men from ancient times who were taller than Wadlow
[Editor Rob: I think G might be descended from the ancient giant Goliath.

I don't know about anybody ever being taller than Wadlow, there's only really been maybe 10 or so known 8ft+ giants...a lot of stories about monstrous men might have been cases of 7ft guys being called 9 foot etc.]
Kep said on 3/May/13
there was a giant who was quite slender, with a bald head and wore spectacles and was quite a height. he had several brothers and sisters. one of the sisters
was perhaps very tal. a brother may have been six feet seven. anyone got a
clue who, this giant was.
Alex said on 22/Apr/13
Rob I'm starting to think you have a problem with Kosen. I can't think of any other reason why you wouldn't list him. Did you spend time in a Turkish prison or something?
Joe said on 15/Apr/13
And how is Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton celebrities but their height is listed on this site.
wiltonstilts said on 12/Apr/13
I wouldn't really classify this guy as a celebrity.. But none the less he's a GIANT!
Javiyon said on 11/Apr/13
Wow that dude was tall his height was 8'11 inches almost like 9'6 inches goliath
Chappie said on 8/Apr/13
Grady Patterson was almost as tall as Robert> I think he died young also.
IOld Mucker said on 7/Apr/13
It is Robert Wadlow not Waldow. Mind you, I have heard of someone being exhibited as Waldow or Waldo.
Joe said on 5/Apr/13
I don't know how anything you people are talking about have to do with Robert Waldow.
Pedro said on 3/Apr/13
Have there been any women from Spain, about or above seven feet tall. I have not heard of any?
Anonymous said on 28/Mar/13
I think he was more in the 8'10.9999 range:)
Roberto Lartoria said on 28/Mar/13
I hear of an Italian giantess called Rosalia Giacopelli who is said to have attained a height of 7 ft. Another Italian giantess called Isabella Pieroni according to some sources stood 7 ft 3 and weighed above 400 pounds. Yet another Italian tall woman Angela Dimascio, who came from the Naples area was believed to be well over 7 ft. This woman had been measured at 6 ft 10 and weighed about 308 pounds and her feet were very large.
Grootenberg said on 22/Mar/13
Have any of you learned chaps got any information on Rosalia Giacopelli or is it Giscopazzi? I gather this Italian giantess was either Venetian or exhibited in Venice during 17th or 18th century. Her height may have been seven feet three inches?
Captain Conrad said on 17/Mar/13
Not 100 per cent certain Rising Smoke - but the lady you mention was perhaps Amaleen Baker aka Miss Long Legs.
Rising Smoke said on 15/Mar/13
There was a lady, I saw many many years ago in Greenwich village NY, who was perhaps part Native American and in the region of 7ft. It would be interesting to know her identity.
G B Slee said on 24/Feb/13
Yesterday, I saw a woman in Bold Street, Liverpool, who was uncommonly tall. My own height is six one, but I was dwarfed by this lady.
Alex said on 29/Jan/13
Well, hoe much can one debate about height when the man in quistion is close to 3 meters?!
Beowulf said on 28/Jan/13
its seems very quiet here now!
SAK said on 22/Jan/13
Need 1 more inch to be 9ft. I think 9ft would have sounded much better.
Beowulf said on 17/Jan/13
Been away for (long) while friends. Apologies if this has been aleady discussed here before, but the GWR is now NOT citing the UK tallest, which was Neil Fingleton. What do they know that we dont? Or have they completely gone for absurd 'records' only!
JT said on 7/Jan/13
Has anyone got any information on Glenda Brougham "United States" said to be about 7 ft 1 or thereabouts, born around 1949? to 1952? and Audrey Hamilton of
US or Canada, who was reported to be about 7 ft. I am not sure if she came to Canada from US?
Rothwell said on 4/Dec/12
Margaret Harvey was born about 1949 and is/was seven feet one.
Kit said on 2/Dec/12
I have heard of Margaret Harvey born late 50s. She was said to be over 7 ft and lived in London/Berkshire.

A Scottish woman called Lorraine born early 50s was said to be about 7 ft. She
may hace been living in London during the early 70s.
Lowdowner said on 14/Nov/12
Does anyone remember London during the 1970s and early 1980s when there were so many very tall women around? There were two in particular, at least 7 feet, who I would see during late night shopping in Oxford Street. One was about 40 years of age with very striking aristocratic looks who I believe was Scottish and the other was a young girl in her late teens/early 20s who I discovered was an arts student at the Regent Street Polytechnic. Since those days I guess the internet has largely wiped out shopping trips by such towering women which has made our world a much poorer place!
Chad. V said on 8/Nov/12
Yes, The Giant of Castelnau if real easily tops Robert.
Tall Joey said on 7/Nov/12
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Larc-186.7cm-188.6cm said on 15/Oct/12
The Giant of Castelnau was supposed to be 350cm...unbelievable.
Bert said on 5/Oct/12
Yesterday, I saw a seriously tall woman at Long Eaton in Debyshire. This woman must have been about 7 feet high or pretty close.
Garret said on 28/Sep/12
My wife is six one. She once saw a woman in Scotland, who must have been seven feet or thereabouts.
Hackenback said on 21/Sep/12
I have seen about half a dozen women in my entire life in the six feet five to seven height range.

The only taller ones I have seen are photos in books or pictures on the web.
shortguy said on 19/Sep/12
well in my country people are quite short the tallest guy i have ever seen is around 6'3 (191cm)
lolo said on 19/Sep/12
would he be above average in Netherlands?
Rob C said on 18/Sep/12
I was just wondering if any of you guys have visited the Lanky Men's Board site. They show several pictures of people who are 7'2" 7'3" 7'4" etc. So I don't know if those pictures are real or fake since I thought that people of such height were very rare. I mean some of those pictures you can recognize the person for example there are pictures of Igor Vovkovinskiy, Paul Sturgess, Shawn Bradley, etc., but there are some unkonwn ones. So do you guys think that those are photoshopped?
anon said on 17/Sep/12
"I've seen two 6'10 range (one I know is 6'10" as he was a rugby player and he looked every inch of it in the flesh) and 3 maybe 4 6'8"-6'9" rangers. So about 6 or 7 men I've ever seen 6'8"+. Extremely rare I think."

Are you sure about that? I live in a major US city and see someone 6'8"-ish about every day. I've even seen a woman who was near that range.
Coriolanus said on 14/Sep/12
Can anyone divulge any information on a giant called Gregor, Grigor or Grigori?
He may have been a Russian? He was alleged to have been of incredible height?
Braid Logan said on 13/Sep/12
S T. Wall mentions a 6 ft 2 former girlfriend, who saw a woman near 7 feet. A number of other sightings of women near or about 7 feet, have also been reported. There is even a woman in the Gloucestershire area said to be above 7 feet.
Shaun said on 12/Sep/12
Blyman says on 28/Aug/12
One day in the late 70s, I encounterd a bloke who was well above 7 feet high in
the north east of England. I am six feet and came nowhere close to the shoilder level of this guy.

This man was very slim with a bald head and beard. Who was this? Anyone got a clue.

Michael Stipe on stilts? Tallest guy I've ever seen was 7'-7'2" range at an airport once. He was wearing like a three quarter length green mac or something which if a normal range guy wore it would be dragging on the floor like a wedding gown! That height in public will get people staring wherever they go. I've seen two 6'10 range (one I know is 6'10" as he was a rugby player and he looked every inch of it in the flesh) and 3 maybe 4 6'8"-6'9" rangers. So about 6 or 7 men I've ever seen 6'8"+. Extremely rare I think. The tallest guys are usually 6 ft 7 beanpole Peter Crouch or huge Challenger #15 types. I've lost count how many guys I've heard say "I once knew a 6ft 7 guy". Or "I know a guy who is 6 ft 7". The tallest guy I know is 6 ft 7 too. It definitely appears to be a cut off point on the percentile thing I think.
S T. Wall said on 11/Sep/12
Robert Pershing Wadlow, was the tallest "known" person in medical history. He was properly measured and verified. But I do feel that there may have been taller persons, who were alive further back in time.
G Gurney said on 10/Sep/12
A former girlfriend of mine, who is six two, told me she once saw a woman of almost seven feet. This was somewhere in the North East of England.
Booster said on 4/Sep/12
Oliver Stone, 7"4.5 and 231 pounds, who took a UK size 13 shoe, may have been the UKs second or third tallest person during the 1970s. I have no other information.
Styles said on 29/Aug/12
Blyman. He must have been one tall bloke. Got no idea, who he was/is.
Blyman said on 28/Aug/12
One day in the late 70s, I encounterd a bloke who was well above 7 feet high in
the north east of England. I am six feet and came nowhere close to the shoilder level of this guy.

This man was very slim with a bald head and beard. Who was this? Anyone got a clue.
AEGON said on 11/Aug/12
"According to the Bible", you say, Firemane. The Bible also says that Joshua conquered Jericho, though in fact the city had been completely abandoned for at least a century or two, walls and all! The Bible is not history; it is a miscellaneous collection of myths and legends.
On the subject of Goliath's height, the oldest manuscripts "” the Dead Sea Scrolls, the first-century historian Josephus, and the fourth century Septuagint manuscripts "” all give his height as "four cubits and a span", 6 feet 9 inches. Later manuscripts increase this to "six cubits and a span".
Even if he had been 9 feet 9, no way would he have been as strong as the myth has it. Just look at the video evidence of how hard it was for Wadlow merely to walk. Some might say God created Goliath specially, but if that is true, he was not properly human, and doesn't belong in a discussion of real giants.
firemane said on 1/Aug/12
In case you're wondering, the Bible lists Goliath as 6 cubits and a span. A cubit is generally accepted as the length from elbow to middle fingertip, or an average of 18 inches then and now. A span is the length from thumb tip to little fingertip with fingers spread as wide as possible, averaging about 9 inches. Thus, according to the Bible, Goliath was about 9 feet 9 inches, just under a foot taller than Robert Wadlow.
Gunther_M said on 17/Jun/12
Nacken - tallest man US?
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Clay said on 16/Jun/12
Jack says on 9/Jun/12
Rob how the hell did he grow this tall? :) It's just very unusual...

He was just a freak of nature. Period. Makes you wonder how tall people have gotten, but were just never documented. There could have been some 10-11 foot giants thousunds of years ago we just never will know about them.
Jack said on 9/Jun/12
Rob how the hell did he grow this tall? :) It's just very unusual...
Alex said on 7/Jun/12
He Is Not The Tallest Person Of All Times It Is A French Person Who Is 3.50

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LG69 said on 14/Feb/12
@chris, trust met, i don't believe everything that i read or hear about. I certainly never believed the Stadnyk claims of over 8 feet. I have always thought and said that he was about 7'7"-7'8" at best. I'm 5'9.5" barefoot, with my low profile sneakers I'm 5'10.1/4". That's a 3/4" lift with a low profile(puma).
LG69 said on 13/Feb/12
@chris, go look at Robert's shoe on Wik(not allowed to mention the full name) There is a close up shot of his shoe. It clearly has a 1" heel. I'm inclined to believe he was slightly over 9'0 with his shoes on.
chris said on 13/Feb/12
@LG69 you shouldn't believe everything you read... didn't we all read that Leonid Stadnyk was 8 ft 6? Further, 1 inch heels don't add 1 inch to standing height. The heel adds about 70%.... for instance, a woman wearing 4 inch heels stands about 2.75 inches taller than barefoot...
LG69 said on 12/Feb/12
@chris, sure it's possible. He was almost 9 feet in his barefeet. You can't tell me that he couldn't have had 1" from the heels of his shoes. Besides, this is what I read. I certainly believe it.
jasperwazap said on 9/Feb/12
tallest guy i saw in my lifetime well so far was 6'10''-6'11'' without shoes. at an HMV in a Mall back in 1996. I was 5'9'' at the time. oh yeah saw a 6'7''-6'8'' guy looked (middle-easternin)in line at the theatre in the summer of 1999.
G9 said on 7/Feb/12
There was reference to a woman of Nine feet tall mentioned in Notes and Queries
magazine. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of her height. All I know was that was in Britain and think in either 18th or 19th century.
chris said on 2/Feb/12
@LG69... that's not possible. Robert topped out at 8 ft 11.1 inches right before his death....all of his shoes that I've seen had very small heels, the same as any man's shoe of that he would have been just shy of 9 feet in shoes
LG69 said on 30/Jan/12
Robert was "still growing" up until the time of his death. He most certainly would have surpassed 9 feet. In fact, i read an article years ago, that said Robert with his shoes...was above 9 feet--around 9'1"!!
ramiz said on 27/Jan/12
.There are hormone disorder.he was even until the age of 30.he would be 10 feet
ramiz said on 26/Jan/12
he is 6'2 at 7 years old.12 years old 7 ft 4(2.24 meters) and 10 years old 6'6
Drew Carswell said on 20/Jan/12
During the early 70s whilst on holiday in the Lake District, I saw a young womam
who was somewhere around 7 feet tall and well built. This was in Keswick. Maybe the woman Kutron mentions. Same county.
Kutron said on 13/Jan/12
I met a young woman from Cumbria who was seven feet high. If still alive would be in her late fifties. She weighed something like 20 stone and wore these massive baseball boots.
chris said on 10/Jan/12
it could be Jessica Pardoe, allegedly still a teenager and supposedly 6 ft 10 inches tall
Mexbro said on 6/Jan/12
Does anyone know who current tallest UK woman is?
Reg W said on 20/Dec/11
A giantess named Linda Copeland fl 1819 from Leek or thereabouts in the county of Staffordhire was 7'3" and had shoes so large that men could get their booted feet inside. She exhibited at a number of fairs and was said to have gone to America to seek greater fortune. Any further information would be welcome.
Jasper said on 16/Dec/11
I never gave it a thought to mention the condition of the book. Had there been mention of a name for the giantess, then I would have furnished that information.
AEGON said on 10/Dec/11
"The book was battered and tattered and had no cover. The giantess was not named."
Fair enough but WHY did you not say so in your original posting?
L Paynter said on 9/Dec/11
Without shoes I am an even six feet tall. Over thirty years ago in London I saw a woman who was a full head and shoulders taller and obviously a lot heavier than my 238 pounds. Her age was about forty and her hair was dark brown. She would have needed a large hat size and her feet were very large in length and width.

Roughly thirty years back in York I saw a wan whose shoulder level was six or seven inches above my head. He must have been close to Chris Greener in height.
His head was bald and smallish. He wore a short beard. He might have been around thirty five. His shoes were about the same size as my own twelves.

I wonder who that guy and the woman are/were.
Jasper said on 6/Dec/11
The book was battered and tattered and had no cover. The giantess was not named.
It was stated that she exhibited in a room in Bristol and wore a blue dress. The head of the woman was almost touching the ceiling and a 6 foot tall man looked like an infant beside her.
Esray_MTA_Kool said on 4/Dec/11
Someone I know once saw a very tall person.
Rita said on 2/Dec/11
Jasper: Surely you can provide more info than that! Name of person? Name of book?
Jasper said on 1/Dec/11
An old book mentions a 9 foot woman in Britain in 18th century. Even taller than RPW.
Mort said on 22/Nov/11
I do not know the exact height of the structure at Long Eaton. But it has to be at leat seven feet at a guess and probably a bit more.
Esray_MTA_Kool said on 19/Nov/11
Hey Mort. The structure is exactly how high?
Mort said on 15/Nov/11
Recently when making a journey between Derby and Leicester, I saw a very tall lady. She was on the opposite platform and she was standing beside the shelter.
The top of her head was about three inches below the top of the structure and she was not in high heels.
danrezania said on 14/Nov/11
in fact Morteza Mehrzad (with 244 cm-8 feet)is the tallestman of Asia AND Middle east
danrezania said on 13/Nov/11
i am from iran and my english is very bad but i have met a giant called morteza merzad then i measured his height at 244 cm or 8 feet tall you can see the photos in although ttm listed him at only 241 cm tall i saw 244 cm with my eyes!
Aegon said on 13/Nov/11
George555, you should bear in mind that Eadlow was not measured as 8'11.1. He was measured as 272 cm(scientific measurements have used the Metric System for about a century) and the 8'11.1 is merely a conversion. It's also silly, because you cannot measure a person to a tenth of an inch. Anyway, the conversion really works out as 8'11.09, which is even sillier.
Ewan Craig said on 11/Nov/11
My wife used to measure and weigh patients in a Hospital. She once measured a woman called Lorraine or Lorna who was a full seven feet and said was 287 pounds. I wonder if this lady was tallest in UK, Britain or Scotland.
george555 said on 9/Nov/11
8'11.1 is almost 9 feet!
Alissa Snape said on 4/Nov/11
Very incredible- sad as well since he did not live for very long.
george555 said on 2/Nov/11
Mills Darden was 7'5-7'6.
Greengage said on 2/Nov/11
Lottie Dryden a 7'2" giantess from Indiana (19th century) was supposed to be some weight. An old poster proclaimed her to be 8'0" and 800 pounds.
Hank said on 25/Oct/11
Trying to get some information on the rather mysterious giant Carson Ward who was said to be near as big as Mills Darden. He was said to live in Georgia and may have hailed from Meriwether, Coweta or one of the neighbouring counties. Legend has it that he wrestled an Ox to the ground.
george555 said on 24/Oct/11
@Chaz:This guy looked between 7'5-7'7, not exactly 7'6. he could've even been only 7'3-7'4. he was very tall from the distance I was standing when I saw him.
Chaz said on 23/Oct/11
george555,unless you went to a place were you know a person of that height was,like I did with Chris Greener,you have allmost no chance of seeing one,there are only about 50 people in the world claming to b 7'6''or over and you can bet a good few of them are lieing.
george555 said on 22/Oct/11
Rob, I once saw a man that looked only 2-2 1/2 ft., have you ever seen people that short?
[Editor Rob: someone like kenny baker (when he could walk) was under 3 foot, I don't think I've seen anybody shorter than him.]
george555 said on 19/Oct/11
Rob, do you think it would be possible to see people 7'5 or 7'6 once or twice in your lifetime? I have never seen anyone over 6'8 since him.
[Editor Rob: it's possible yes, but you could just as easily not see anybody that height in your life either. ]
george555 said on 12/Oct/11
there are a couple people out there who are 7'3 or taller, it is just very rare to get to see them.
annie said on 12/Oct/11
as i was doing my science homework working on these project made me think about about of things this man was the tallest man that what got me wow another thing is nobody can break the case of the next best tallest man smh- by annie (7.5in )
Kooley said on 11/Oct/11
A Chinese woman, whose name I do not recall was born in 1961 was said to have overtaken Sandy Allen by about half an inch. She died young as did the even taller Zeng Jinliang.
george555 said on 10/Oct/11
Rob, he was very slim though and I was standing pretty close to him-he could've been more like 7'2.5-7'3.8, is that more common?
[Editor Rob: it's still very rare to see people that size.]
george555 said on 9/Oct/11
Rob, I once saw a man who looked like around 7'5-7'7 in height, is this possible? He was REALLY tall
[Editor Rob: it's very rare, how many men exist that height? Not many!]
Rita said on 8/Oct/11
That's true Mark. Some of it was bad marketing, some of it was not being surrounded by people who could guide her finances. She came from a poor family and poured a lot of her money back into that, like fixing up her grandmother's small but shabby house. She never lacked for anything, though, and she certainly was rich with friends.
mark said on 5/Oct/11
I believe only 2 women have been confirmed as having been taller than Sandy.... 8 ft 2 Zeng Jinliang and 7 ft 9 Yao Defen.... then again, after the Stadnyk disaster and then this year their recognition of sex change amazon eve as the tallest FEMALE model, can we ever believe Guinness again?
Kooley said on 4/Oct/11
Sandy Allen was really tall and really famous, but not rich. It is a shame that she was living in poor circumstances. There were 3 Chinese women whose heights
were greater than Sandy, during her own lifetime. I have heard of a woman said to be living in America, who was as near tall. Do not know name or if this person is still alive.
Rita Rose said on 29/Sep/11
Hi, love this forum -- very informative despite the occasional spammer. Just thought I'd take this opportunity to plug my book on my friend Sandy Allen, who was 7'7.5" and in the Guinness Book for many years. It's called "World's Tallest Woman: The Giantess of Shelbyville High," about her difficult high school years, with themes of bullying, tolerance and acceptance. You can order it through or cheaper from me directly -- and I'll also sign it. Contact me at if interested and put GIANTESS BOOK in the subject line (I get a lot of spam). Thanks.
Mamun said on 27/Sep/11
SULTAN'S height has been upgraded to 8' 3" in the latest Guinness Book 2012 !


Bushcutter said on 20/Sep/11
Dorothy Hunt fl 1956 7'2" may have been the tallest Aussie sheila.
Zahid said on 5/Sep/11
Here is the pic of Sultan Kosen and George Bell together:

Click Here

Looks like there is at least 6 inches difference between the two.

Here is a pic of Zhang and Bao:

Click Here

Zhang is closer to the camera and seems to have Bao by 3 inches at most.
Hansen said on 2/Sep/11
just don think Leonid Stadnyk 8"6 claim was taller than former world tallest men real7"9 Bao Xi Shun. even Leonid tries claims 8ft is a huge fraud.
Mamun said on 1/Sep/11
Click Here

Sorry here is the photo !
LOZZIEPOO!! said on 31/Aug/11
Robert Wadlow was 6 foot 8 at the age of 11 and 5 foot 3 at the age of 4
LOZZIEPOO!! said on 31/Aug/11
Robert Waldow was 6.7 at the age of 11 and 5 foot at the age of 5 Pretty tsll right?
george555 said on 25/Aug/11
Robert Wadlow is the tallest man for which we have evidence (8'11) he may have reached 9ft to his death
blog_runner said on 15/Oct/07
the best listing for tall women: Click Here

or Click Here (in german)
Johnny C said on 14/Oct/07
mask: Many thanks for identifying those "mystery giants".
Johnny C said on 14/Oct/07
ras: This listing of tall women may be a more reliable reference source Click Here
blog_runner said on 14/Oct/07
ras: you have only to see the design of that webpage to know its not a reliable website, if you search Robert Wadlow on google, there you will see a webpage where Goliath is listed!
and we can´t mix real people with personages that don´t exist
mask said on 14/Oct/07
Johnny C I would like to help you to identify some of your "mystery giants" if you allow me:
Unknown giant # 8 Vaino Myllyrinne
Unknown giant # 15 Max Palmer
Unknown giant # 37 Santhosh Kumar
Unknown giant #57 Mark
Unknown giant #6 Jim Tarver
Unknown giant # 17 Antonin Cros
Unknown giant #24 Wilt Chamberlain
ras said on 14/Oct/07
What do you guys think about the ridiculous listings in this page?

Click Here

Kind of like reminds me the story of that chinese emperor who was supposedly 9 ft 5.5. Can you find something about the women listed at 2.40 and over (except zeng jinlian, we all know she's actually and officially the tallest woman ever)? The Liu Yu Qing listing at 9 ft 2 is so laughable...
Johnny C said on 13/Oct/07
hirise: Panagiotis Fasoulas now has an entry in my websites Click Here Click Here
hirise said on 13/Oct/07
Hey mask you on a giantfest with your "giant montage". SOMEBODY STOP HIM! He's out of control!

Hey Johnny C, I have a new 7 footer for you. Panagiotis Fasoulas of Greece is 214 cm and played for the Greek Eurobasket champions of 1987. I was there in Greece seeing him play on tv. When Greece defeated Russia in the seventh game Fasoulas played opposite Vladimir Tkachenko. After his retirement Fasoulas became politicaly active and was elected a member of Parliament. I wonder if he is the world's tallest living politician. After his tenure in the Greek Parliament he continued to be proactive in furthering the strength of Greece where his is now the mayor of Pireus, the port suburb of greater Athens. You can look him under Wikepedia and click his personal website. Also in google there are photos of him to upload.
mask said on 12/Oct/07
Click Here
Click Here
blog_runner said on 12/Oct/07
Someone has videos from youtube about tall clubs?
for example: TCI, where appears Ragchaa Narka, Dave Rasmussen...

Ah¡, soory, the other day, I made a mistake writting my nick, I wrote blog_ruinner
mask said on 12/Oct/07
Thank you Poker Portal! I was joking obviously! Best regards from Italy!

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