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    1- Robert Wadlow
    United States
    2.72 m
    Tallest person in recorded history confirmed by Guinness World Records


    2- John Rogan
    United States
    2.68 m
    Second tallest male in recorded history. Weighed only 175 lb (79 kg). Unable to stand due to ankylosis


    3- John F. Carroll
    United States
    2.63 m
    2.44 m (8 ft 0 in) standing height, 2.64 m (8 ft 7¾ in) assuming normal spinal curvature


    4- Leonid Stadnyk
    2.57 m
    The tallest living person, though not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refuses to be measured according to their standards.


    5- Väinö Myllyrinne
    2.51 m
    Recognized as the tallest living person from 1940 to his death in 1963. Said to have been 2.51 m in his thirties.


    6- Edouard Beaupré
    2.51 m
    Tallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history.


    7- Sultan Kösen
    2.51 m
    The tallest living person since September 17, 2009, as determined by Guinness World Records.


    8- Vikas Uppal
    2.49 m
    Was not officially measured by Guinness


    9- Don Koehler

    United States
    2.49 m
    Tallest in world for most of 1970s. Had twin sister who was 1.75 m (5 ft 9) tall


    10- Bernard Coyne
    United States
    2.49 m
    Coyne's World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August his height as 8 feet, although he had reached a height of 8 feet 2 inches (2.49 m) by the time of his death. Possibly reached up to 8 ft 4 in (2.54 m)


    11- Patrick Cotter O'Brien
    2.46 m
    Tallest person recorded at the time and the first in medical history to stand at a verified height of eight feet (2.44 m). Remains examined in 1972 and height verified.

    12- Brahim Takioullah
    2.46 m
    Possesses the world's largest feet at 1 ft 3 in (38 cm).

    13- Morteza Mehrzad
    2.46 m
    Tallest man in Iran.

    14- Julius Koch
    2.46 m
    Probably never the world's tallest person due to his life coinciding with that of John Rogan. Skeleton preserved in the Museum of Natural History in Mons, Belgium.

    15- Gabriel Estêvão Monjane

    2.46 m
    Guinness World Records listed him as tallest man from 1988 to 1990.

    16- Suleiman Ali Nashnush

    2.45 m
    Libyan who may have been the tallest basketball player.

    17- Jean-Joseph Brice

    2.45 m
    Le Géant des Vosges Ramonchamp - France—Height controversy

    18- Anton de Franckenpoint

    2.44 m
    Lived during Thirty Years' War; skeleton later measured at 8 ft 0 in (244 cm).

    19- Zhang Juncai

    2.42 m
    Tallest living Chinese person.

    20- Suparwono

    2.42 m
    Tallest Indonesian. Officially measured (lying down and in the standing position) by the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) in December 2009.

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