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List of the top ten tallest people in historyTallest People in History

Take a minute to check out our list of the top ten tallest people in world history. Who is the tallest man ever? What country is he from? When was he born? How about the tallest woman? Find the answers to these questions and much more with this fun list of the tallest humans in history. Note that the top ten include only the tallest heights recorded and as such don’t include disputed and unverified claims. They are accurate as of 2010 and include measurements in both metric metres and imperial feet and inches. Enjoy this top ten list and our wide range of other interesting facts and information for kids.

 


Number
Name
Height (metres)
Height (feet)
Year of birth
Gender
Country
1.
2.78
8ft 11in
1918
Male
USA
2.
John Rogan
2.67
8ft 9in
1868
Male
USA
3.
Trijntje Keever
2.54
8ft 4in
1616
Female
Netherlands
4.
Edouard Beaupre
2.51
8ft 3in
1881
Male
Canada
4.
Vaino Myllyrinne
2.51
8ft 3in
1909
Male
Finland
6.
Don Koehler
2.49
8ft 2in
1925
Male
USA
6.
Zeng Jinlian
2.49
8ft 2in
1964
Female
China
8.
Sultan Kosen
2.47
8ft 1in
1982
Male
Turkey
9.
Patrick Cotter O'Brien
2.46
8 ft 1in
1760
Male
Ireland
10.
Gabriel Estevao Monjane
2.46
8ft 1in
1944
Male
Mozambique

 


 

 

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