THE TALLEST MAN THAT EVER LIVED ~ 8 ft 11 in.

Robert Wadlow, known as the ‘Gentle Giant’ of Alton, Illinois, USA, is widely regarded as the tallest human being of all time (certainly for whom there is irrefutable proof).

Wadlow reached a height of 8 feet 11.1 inches and weighed 449 pounds!

After a short illness brought on by a faulty leg brace and a subsequent infection, Robert Wadlow died tragically in his sleep at just 22 years of age.

His coffin measured 10 ft 9 in (3.28 m) long by 2 ft 8 in (0.81 m) wide by 2 ft 6 in (0.76 m) deep, weighed over 1,000 lb (450 kg), and was carried by twelve pallbearers and eight assistants. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Upper Alton, Madison County, Illinois.

A life-size statue of Wadlow was erected opposite the Alton Museum of History and Art in 1986.

Source: Wikipedia.com


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