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This is a List of Tallest People, a list of tallest documented and verified giants, according to authorities such as the: Guinness World Records, Tallest People Wiki, TheTallestMan (currently deleted), Dailymail, also medical documents, or measurement.

According to the criterion, and reliable sources, which verifity giants, the tallest human was Robert Wadlow of the United States (1918–1940), who was 8 ft 11.1 in (272 cm). He received news media attention in 1939 (also before), when he was measured to be the tallest man in the world beating John Rogan's record, after turning to height of 8 ft 9 in (267 cm).

As a general rule, females are shorter than males, the tallest verified female was Zeng Jinlian who was 8 ft 1 in (246 cm) of the China (1964-1981).

For Tallest Living People, please check out: List of tallest living people.

List of Tallest People (7 ft 5.75 in, 2.28cm+)

      Living       Deceased (Verified)       Disputed       Pending Cases

Rank Name Sex Metric Imperial Nationality Lifespan
1 Robert Pershing Wadlow[1] M 272cm 8 ft 11.1 in United States 1918-1940 (22)
2 John William Rogan[2] M 264cm 8 ft 8 in United States 1868-1905 (37)
3 John F. Carroll[3] M 263.5cm 8 ft 7.75 in United States 1932-1969 (37)
4 Ho Van Trung[4] M 258.3cm 8 ft 5.75 in Vietnam 1984-2019 (35)
5 Vaino Myllyrinne[5] M 251.4cm 8 ft 3 in Finland 1909-1963 (54)
6 Sultan Kosen[6] M 251cm 8 ft 2.8 in Turkey 1982-
7 Bernard Coyne[7] M 248.9cm 8 ft 2 in United States 1897-1921 (23)
8 Don Koehler[8] M 248.9cm 8 ft 2 in United States 1925-1981 (55)
9 Vikas Uppal[9] M 248.9cm 8 ft 2 in India 1986-2007 (21)
10 Patrick Cotter O'Brien[10] M 246.3cm 8 ft 1 in Ireland 1760-1806 (46)
11 Julius Koch[11] M 246.3cm 8 ft 1 in Germany 1872-1902 (30)
12 Zeng Jinlian [12] F 246.3cm 8 ft 1 in China 1964-1981 (17)
13 Brahim Takioullah[13] M 246.3cm 8 ft 1 in Morocco 1982-
- Zia Rasheed [14] M 246.3cm 8 ft 1 in Pakistan 1997/1996-
14 Morteza Mechrzad[15] M 246cm 8 ft 0.9 in Iran 1987-
15 Gabriel Estevao Monjane[16] M 245.7cm 8 ft 0.7 in Mozabique 1944-1991 (47)
16 Sa'id Muhammed Ghazi [17] M 245cm 8 ft 0.5 in Egypt 1909-1948
17 Suleiman Ali Nashnush[18] M 245cm 8 ft 0.5 in Libya 1943-1991 (48)
18 Anton de Franckenpoint[19] M 243.8cm 8 ft 0 in Germany 1500s-1583 (?)
19 Zhang Juncai[20] M 242cm 7 ft 11.5 in China 1966-
20 Suparwono[21] M 242cm 7 ft 11.5 in Indonesia 1985-2012 (26)
21 Felipe Birriel Fernandez[22] M 241cm 7 ft 11 in Puerto Rico 1916-1994 (77)
22 Jane Bunford [23] F 241cm 7 ft 11 in United Kingdom 1895-1921 (26)
- Ivan Stepanovich Loushkin [24] M 240cm 7 ft 10 in Russia
23 Alexander Sizonenko [25] M 239cm 7 ft 10.15 in Russia 1959-2012 (52)
24 Feodor Machnow [26] M 239cm 7 ft 10.1 in Ukraine 1876-1913 (37)
25 Ajaz Ahmed [27] M 238.8cm 7 ft 10 in Pakistan 1976-2021 (42)
26 Fredrick Kempster [28] M 237.5cm 7 ft 9.5 in United Kingdom 1899-1918 (29)
27 Albert Johan Kramer [29] M 237.5cm 7 ft 9.5 in Netherlands 1897-1977 (79)
28 Yoshimitsu Matsuzaka M 237cm 7 ft 9.3 in Japan 1920-1961 (41)
29 Angus MacAskill M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in United Kingdom 1825-1863 (37)
30 William Bradley M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in United Kingdom 1787-1820 (32)
31 Walter Straub M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in Germany 1925-1987 (62)
32 John Middleton M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in United Kingdom 1578-1621 (42)
33 Ondor Gongor M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in Mongolia 1895/90-1925/30 (30)
34 Louis Moilanen M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in Finland 1886-1913 (24)
35 Kentucky Giant M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in China ?-? (22-24)
37 Kin Fu Ki M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in Japan 1905-?
38 Abiodun Adegoke M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in Nigeria 1997-
39 Sun Mingming M 236.2cm 7 ft 9 in China 1980-
40 Bao Xishun M 236.2cm 7 ft 8.96 in China 1951-
41 Naseer Soomro M 236cm 7 ft 8.9 in Pakistan 1964-
42 Radhouane Charbib M 236cm 7 ft 8.9 in Tunisia 1964-
43 Rachid Bara M 235.5cm 7 ft 8.75 in Algeria 1974-2009 (35)
- Kashmir Giant M 235.5cm 7 ft 8.75 in India ?-? (?)
44 Chang Woo-Gow M 235.5cm 7 ft 8.75 in China 1841-1983 (52)
45 Javier Castellanos M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in Guatemala 1992-
46 Cecil Boling M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in United States 1920-2000 (80)
47 Xu Fu Hai M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in China 1990-
48 Nikolai Pankratov M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in Russia 1983-
49 Lars Tollefson Opsata M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in Norway/United States 1833-1872 (39)
50 Thomas Hasler M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in United States 1851-1877 (24)
51 Wang Xin-Feng M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in China 1968-
52 Ted Evans M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in united Kingdom 1924-1958 (34)
53 Ri-Myoung Hun M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in North Korea 1967-
54 Bartolomeo Bon M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in Italy 1463-1529 (55)
55 Rafael Franca do Nascimento M 235cm 7 ft 8.5 in Brazil 1987-
56 Igor Vovokovinski M 234.5cm 7 ft 8.33 in United States/Ukraine 1982-2021 (38)
57 Fernard Bachelard M 234.5cm 7 ft 8.35 in Belgium 1922-1976 (53)
58 George Bell M 234.1cm 7 ft 8.1 in United States 1957-
59 Viktor Prenner M 234cm 7 ft 8.1 in Austria 1930-1982 (52)
60 Yasutaka Okayama M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Japan 1954-
61 Brenden Adams M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in United States 1995-
62 Broc Brown M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in United States 1997-
63 Yao Defen F 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in China 1972-2012 (40)
64 Parimal Barman M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Bangladesh 1965-1991 (23)
65 Haji Mohammed Alam Channa M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Pakistan 1953-1998 (45)
66 Adam Rainer M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Austria 1899-1950 (51)
67 Miguel Joaquin Eleizegui M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Spain 1818-1961 (43)
68 Jim Porter M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in United States 1811-1959 (47)
69 Zech Devits M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in United States 1982-2005 (22)
70 Franz Winkelmeier M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Austria 1860-1887 (17)
71 Edouard Beaupre M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Canada 1881-1904 (23)
72 Ferdinand Contat M 234cm 7 ft 8 in France 1902-1940 (37)
73 Muhammed Jinnat Ali M 234cm 7 ft 8 in Bangladesh 1996-2020 (24)
74 Abdramane DembeIe M 234cm 7 ft 8 in Ivory Coast 1985-
75 Francis Sheridan M 234cm 7 ft 8 in Irleand 1851-1870 (29)
76 Maximilian Miller M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Germany 1674-1734 (60)
77 Arshavir Grigoryan M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Armenia 1990-
78 Augustin Luengo Capilla M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Spain 1849-1875 (26)
79 Kaliova Seleiwau M 233.7cm 7 ft 8 in Fiji 1981-
80 Jaime Clemente M 233cm 7 ft 7.8 in Spain 1961-2005 (44)
81 Neil Fingelton M 233cm 7 ft 7.8 in United States 1980-2017 (37)
82 Jack Earle M 233cm 7 ft 7.8 in United States 1906-1952 (47)
83 Hussain Bisad M 233cm 7 ft 7.8 in Somalia 1975-
84 Wang Feng-Jun M 233cm 7 ft 7.8 in China 1976-2015 (49)
85 Bourgeois Giant M 233cm 7 ft 7.8 in France 1680s-1724 (?)
86 Uvays Akhtaev M 233cm 7 ft 7.8 in Russia 1930-1978 (47)
87 Sandy Allen F 232cm 7 ft 7.4 in United States 1955-2008 (53)
89 Amenates Tingtsonglu M 232cm 7 ft 7.4 in Turkey 1868-?
90 Jenishbek Raimbaev M 232cm 7 ft 7.4 in Kazahystan 1979-
91 Leonid Standyk M 232cm 7 ft 7.4 in Ukraine 1970-2014 (43)
92 Joelison Fernandes Da Silva M 232cm 7 ft 7.4 in Brazil 1985-
93 Katia D'Avilla Rodrigues F 232cm 7 ft 7.4 in Brazil 1973-2011 (47)
94 Jorge Gozalez M 232cm 7 ft 7.4 in Argentina 1966-2010 (44)
96 Ramazan Karageyik M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Turkey 1982-
97 Huang Chang-Chiu M 231cm 7 ft 7 in China 1966-
99 Lock Martin M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United States 1916-1959 (43)
- Eddie Carmel M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Israel/USA 1936-1972 (36)
100 Robert Bobroczkyi M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Romania 2000-
101 Charles Byrne M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United Kingdom 1761-1783 (21)
102 George Auger M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Russia 1881-1922 (41)
103 Max Palmer M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United States 1927-1984 (58)
104 Kenny George M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United States 1986-
105 Gheorghe Muresan M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Romania 1971-
106 Felipe Manzo Reyes M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Mexico ?
106 Johann Petturson M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Iceland 1913-1984 (71)
107 Reino Rutanen M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Finland 1900-1964 (63)
108 Jitendra Singh M 231cm 7 ft 7 in India 1977-2015 (37?)
109 Jakob Murdel M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Germany 1874-1904 (19)
110 Peter Tuchan M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United Kingdom 1745-1823 (56)
111 Henry Dalgish M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United Kingdom 1925-1951 (25)
112 John Turner M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United States 1878-1911 (34)
113 George Page M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United Kingdom 1844-1870 (26)
114 Manute bol M 231cm 7 ft 7 in South Sudan 1962-2010 (48)
115 Paul Sturguess M 231cm 7 ft 7 in United Kingdom 1987-
- Paul Herold M 231cm 7 ft 7 in Germany 1874-1903 (29)
116 Luang Pho Sung/Soong M 231cm 7 ft 6.95 in Thailand ?-2017 (?)
117 Ray Williams M 230.5cm 7 ft 6.75 in Oklahoma 1907-?
118 Bernard Wray M 230cm 7 ft 6.75 in United Kingdom 1936-?
119 Geant Alvisse M 230.5cm 7 ft 6.7 in Belgium 1873-1893 (20)
120 Bob Wegner M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in United States 1993-
- Hans Schnitzer M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Germany 15th centuruy - 16th century
121 Liu Fu-Ying M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in China ?-
122 Vasiliki Caliandi F 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Greece 1882-1904 (22)
123 Henry Mullen M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in United Kingdom 1916-1978
124 Maria Stylianopoulou F 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Greece 1947-1997 (50)
125 Sa'd Abdul Abdulin'kos M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Egypt 2000-
126 Daniel Gilchrist M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in United States 1982-
127 Nae Mihai M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Romania ?
128 Liu Jun M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in China ?-
129 Jose Calderon Torres M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Mexico 1914-1973 (69)
130 Frantisek Novotny M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Russia ?-
131 Alain Delaunois M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Belgium 1971-
132 Jean Joseph Brice M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in France 1835-?
133 Joseph Drasal M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Czech Republic 1841-1864 (22)
134 Bernardo Gilli M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Italy 1726-1774 (58)
135 William Olding M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Germany 1914-?
136 John Paul Ofwono M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Uganda 1960-2003 (40)
137 Baptiste Hugo M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in France 1876-1913 (37)
138 Henri Cot M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in France 1884-1912 (28)
139 Sasha Derugnov M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Russia 1990-
140 Rigardus Rijnhout M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in Netherlands 1922-1959 (37)
141 Lewis Wilkins M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in United States 1869-1902 (33)
142 Zhang Huan M 230cm 7 ft 6.5 in China 1987-
143 Anna Hainting-Bates F 229cm 7 ft 6.35 in Canada 1846-1888 (42)
144 Shawn Bradley M 229cm 7 ft 6.3 in Germany 1972-
145 Malik Sidibe M 229cm 7 ft 6.3 in Senegal 1985-
146 William Evans M 228.8cm 7 ft 6.1 in Welsh 1599-1634 (34)
147 Mamadou Diallo M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Guinea 1955-1992 (37)
148 Polipaka Gattaiah M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in India 1975-2015 (40)
149 Mills Darden M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1799-1857 (57)
150 Zafar Ullah Satti M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Brunei 1972-2003 (30)
151 Henry Alexander Cooper M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United Kingdom 1853-1899
152 Charles Gruel D'Indreville M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in France 1789-1860 (71)
153 Christopher Greener M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United Kingdom 1943-2015 (72)
154 Robert Hales M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United Kingdom 1820-1863 (43)
155 Antonin Cros M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in France 1892-?
156 Conrad Furrows M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1922-1967 (45)
157 Erwin Johnson M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Canada 1906-?
158 James Toller M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Australia 1795-1818 (23)
159 Liu Yu-Qing M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in China 1926-?
160 Mu Tie-Zhu M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in China 1949-2008 (59)
161 Mudassar Gujjar M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Pakistan 1999-
162 Gilbert Reichert M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1911-1961 (60)
163 Saad Kaiche M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Algeria 1985-
164 Slavko Vranes M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Montenegro 1983-
165 Ralph Madsen M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1897-1948 (50)
166 Matthew Mcgrory M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1973-2005 (32)
167 Carol Hare F 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1945-1963 (19)
168 Rayford Johnson M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1921-1976 (55)
170 Walter Parsons M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States ?
171 Antonin Cros M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in France 1882-?
172 Anders Gustav Hagberg M 226.6cm 7 ft 6 in Sweden 1872-1926 (54)
173 Terrence Keenan M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United Kingdom ?
174 James Macdonald M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Irleand ?
175 Jonty Butterfield M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in New Zealand 1966-
176 Mike Lanier M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1969-2018 (48)
177 Edward Longmore M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United Kingdom ?
178 Mamadou N'Diaye M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Senegal 1993-
178 Jim Lanier M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United States 1969-
179 Jadgeep Singh M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in India 1987-
180 Moussa Seck M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Senegal 1986-
181 Eugeniusz Taracinski M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Poland 1927-1978 (50)
182 Aurangzeb Khan M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Pakistan ?-
183 Benjamin Herrea Campillay M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in Spain 1875-1920/21 (45)
184 Queen Elizabeth Giant Porter M 228.6cm 7 ft 6 in United Kingdom 1500s-1647? (?)
185 Tran Thanh Pho M 228cm 7 ft 5.8 in Vietnam 1947-2010 (63)
186 Bola Kanukov M 228cm 7 ft 5.8 in Russia 1868-1922 (53)

See Also

References

  1. Robert Wadlow: Tallest man ever, Guinness World Records
  2. Bud Rogan, the 8-Foot-8 Gallatin Giant, NASHVILLESCENE
  3. john carroll the giant of south buffalo will be remembered in philadelphia museum, Buffalo News
  4. 1,7 mét cao lên 2,5 mét sau đợt sốt kéo dài | VTC14, KÊNH VTC14
  5. Väinö Myllyrinne, MERIKARVIA-SEURA RY
  6. Tallest man living, Guinness World Records
  7. Publisher's Perspective - Volume 7, Issue 3: No Iowan was bigger than Bernard Coyne, IOWA HISOTRY JOURNAL
  8. Don Koehler - Tallest man Chicago, TheTallestMan
  9. Standing tall at 8 ft 3 inches, TheTribune
  10. Walking the Dead: Standing On The Bones Of Irish Giants, BLATHER.NET
  11. Julius Koch, Wikipedia
  12. Tallest woman ever, Guinness World Records
  13. Confirmed: Brahim Takioullah sets world record for largest feet, Guinness World Records
  14. Pakistan's tallest man has some giant problems, arabnews
  15. At 8 Feet Tall, This Paralympian Sat Down and Started Getting Noticed, TheNewYorkTimes
  16. Yeti Sasquatch Hairy Giants, Author of book: David Hatcher Childress
  17. NINE FEET ENIGHT AND STILL GOING UP, SIDESHOW WORLD
  18. Profil of Actor: Suleiman Ali Nashnush, IMDb
  19. Ein-Riese-aus-dem-16.-Jahrhundert, Oberhessische Presse, News
  20. My Shocking Story - Giant Meeting, DiscoveryUK
  21. 'World's tallest man' contender falls short, Metro News
  22. Puerto Rico's friendly giant, TORONTOSUN
  23. ATV Today: 27.01.1972: Tallest woman mystery - Jane Bunford, mace
  24. Ivan Stepchanovich Loushkin - Tallest man Russia, TheTallestMan
  25. Aleksandr Sizonenko Player Profile, Ural Great Perm, News, Stats - Eurobasket, EUROBASKET
  26. Feodor Machnow - The tallest man Russia Belarus, TheTallestMan [archived]
  27. Ajaz Ahmed - The tallest man Pakistan, TheTallestMan [archived]
  28. Fredrick Kempster - The tallest man Wiltshire, TheTallestMan[Arcived]
  29. Albert Johan Kramer - The tallest man Holland. the Netherlands
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