Robert Wadlow  was the tallest human in recorded history at  8â² 11â³ tall and  490 lbs. He died at age 22.
 
Donald   Koehler had a verified height of over 8 feet.
 
IVORY CARVING 3 showing African Giant   - image provided by Klaus Dona
 
IVORY CARVING   2 - IVORY CARVING showing African Giant 2 - image provided by Klaus Dona
 
IVORY CARVING showing African Giant   - image provided by Klaus Dona
 
Clifford Marshall Thompson claimed to be 8' 7"  and the "tallest man". Cliff worked with various circuses and sideshows. He got married, earned his law degree and became a practicing lawyer and was called the Paul Bunyan ot the Legal Profession.
 
Al Tomaini was billed as "The World's Tallest Boy" and later became known as "The American Giant" .
 
Ted Evans
 
Jim Tarver, claimed to measure 8 feet 4 inches in height. became known as The Texas Giant, Texas Jim or What-A-Man-Tarver. He travelled with various circuses for 26 years.
 
Johann Petursson, eight-feet-eight-inch giant from Iceland and worked with the the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus and in films. (Photo from corbis).
 
Ted Evans was from Ashford, England. This Kobel photo was taken in 1946 when he was training to be a boxer.
 
John Aasen with Mary Brian in a scene from "Two Flaming Youths" (1927), worked with the Al G. Barnes circus and appeared in 7 movies.
 
Jakob (or Jacob) Nacken was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1906. He came to the U.S. to appear at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair, was billed as "the world's largest Nazi" and later as the "world's biggest Santa Claus" and eventually became a citizen.
 
Bao Xishun, a 56 year-old herdsman from Inner Mongolia, is the world's tallest man and measures 2.36m (7ft 9) tall. Bao was of normal height until 16 but then put on a spurt that doctors were unable to explain.
 
This Ivory carving portrays a giant from Africa with 6 fingers and 12 toes on each foot. This several-thousand-year-old artifact portrays a "White Male, horned, 24-foot tall Giant". These giants were alive, according to the locals, up until 1,000 years ag
 
Giants
 
Clifford Thompson "Count Olaf" 8' 6"; 1906-
 
Naseer Ahmaad Soomro - Pakistan; 1970
 
World's biggest woman: from Holland, stands 7'4" (~223cm) tall, and weighs 320 lbs (145 kg)!
 
World's biggest woman: from Holland, stands 7'4" (~223cm) tall, and weighs 320 lbs (145 kg)!
 
World's biggest woman: from Holland, stands 7'4" (~223cm) tall, and weighs 320 lbs (145 kg)!
 
Johann Svarfdælingur/ Petursson; 8' 8" 1913-1984
 
Johann Svarfdælingur/ Petursson; El Paso 1951
 
Femur
 
Giant
 
Afgan giant
 
Robert Wadlow
 
George Auger with Paul Horompo of Horvath's Midgets.
 
Machnov
 
Giant William Bradley
 
1875
 
Lutteur Ant, age 22
 
Chinois - Chwang-in-sing
 
Ella Ewing, - Missouri
 
Femur (human thigh bone)
 
Patturson
 
unknown
 
Russian giant
 
"K", tambour- major of the 101st regiment
 
William Olding, age 19 in 1942
 
Constantin
 
Russian giant Machnov 7' 11" 1882-1905
 
Hugo, age 25 - 8' 2-1/2"
 
Maximilian Christopher Miller 1674-1734
 
Machnov in London at the Hippodrome
 
Russian giant - Machnov; 9' 3" 1882-1905
 
Mongolian man, - 7' 5"; photo: 1922
 
Angus McAskill - 7' 9" 1825-1863
 
Eisenmann - New York

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