Top 5 Tallest Man in the World Ever Lived!

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People of varying heights live on earth. The range varies from very short to very tall. In this article we will talk about the verified tallest man in the world who ever lived.

There are only 17 people who crossed the landmark of 8 feet height. All these tallest people had excessive growth hormone due to hyperplassia of pituitary gland, termed as acromegalic gigantism. Their height was an advantage as they got famous in the world. And it was a disadvantage too as they suffered each day on doing household chores and also led to early deaths.

Let’s start our Epic Top 5 Countdown of Tallest Man in the World ever Lived!

5. Väinö Myllyrinne

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Vaino Myllyrinne is the fifth tallest man in the world. He had a huge recorded height of 8ft 3 inches which is 251.4 centimeters. He was born in 27 February, 1909 and died at the age of 54 in 13 April, 1963. He was born in Finland.

He weighed 170.6 kg which is 376 lb. He was born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland and died in Helsinki, Finland. He was 7 ft 4 inch at the age of 21 and then he grew again reaching the height of 8 ft 3 inches. He is the tallest person ever to serve in defense forces. He was tall and very strong. He traveled around Europe doing professional wrestling and as a circus performer. After he retired from Army, he ran a chicken farm and lived peacefully.

4. Leonid Stadnyk

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Leonid Stadnyk is the fourth tallest man in the world. He had a huge recorded height of 8ft 3 inches which is 251.4 centimeters. He was born in August 5 1969 and died at the age of 44 in 24 August 2014. He was born in Ukraine.

The cause of his death was brain hemorrhage. His excessive growth occurred after he went through brain surgery at the age of thirteen.

3. John F. Carroll

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John F. Carroll is the third tallest man in the world. He had a huge recorded height of 8ft 7.75 inches which is 263.5 centimeters. He was born in 1932 and died at the early age of 37 in 1969. He was born in United States.

He was born in Buffalo, Newyork and died in Lackawanna, New York. He weighed 140 kg which is 308 lb. He died due to Kyphoscoliosis which is an abnormal curvature of hormone and acromegalic gigantism which is production of excessive growth hormone. He was also known as the buffalo giant. His outstanding growth started when he was 16 and continued until his death.

2. John Regan

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John W. Regan is the second tallest man in the world. He had a huge recorded height of 8ft 9 inches which is 267 centimeters.  He was born in February 16, 1868 and died at the age of 37 in September 12,1905. He was also born in United States.

The cause of his death was ankylosis which is the stiffness of joint. He was born in Hendersonville, Tennessee and died in Gallatin, Tennessee. He weighed only 93 kg which is 205 lb. He was a son of a slave. He was the fourth child among 12 children of William Rogan. He started growing rapidly at the age of 13 which lead to ankylosis. He was known as the negro giant at that time. Regan is the tallest man among the African descent. He used to make his living by selling portraits and postcards in a train station.

1. Robert Wadlow

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Robert Wadlow is the tallest man in the world. He had a huge recorded height of 8ft 11.1 inches which is 272 centimeters. He was born in February 22, 1918 and died at the early age of 22 in July 15,1940. The tallest man in earth also belongs to America.

He is also known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois. He was born in Alton, Illinois. He died in Maniste, Michigan. He weighed 220 kg which is 490 pounds. Hyperplasia of pituitary gland was responsible for his great height which released abnormally higher level of growth hormone. He was still growing at the time of his death which was due to infection. His statue of his height was constructed in 1986 on College Avenue in Alton to honor him.

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