Saturday, October 4, 2008

Height- Tall( Not all White)


I've seen "giant" armor at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. Six-foot-something German warrior-king's armor, custom made in late Roman style (scale and "lobster" plates), hanging on the right size rack. It's pretty easy to picture a man filling this suit and yes, he would be a "giant" in that short world. And he was called a giant in his day. Impressive suit, even next to the gorgeous Medici armors.

Bernard Coyne

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Bernard A. Coyne (July 27, 1897May 20, 1921) Anthon, Iowa, USA. Is one of only twelve individuals in medical history to have stood 8 feet tall or more. Coyne may have reached a height of 8 feet 4 inches (2.49m) tall at the time of his death in 1921. His World War I draft registration card, dated 29 August 1918, lists his height as 8 feet. The Guinness Book of World Records stated that he was refused induction into the Army (1918) when he stood at a height of 7 feet 9 inches.

Coyne was the tallest ever eunuchoidal infantile giant, also known as Daddy Long-Legs Syndrome. He was the tallest person in the world at the time of his death when, like Robert Wadlow, he was still growing. He reportedly wore size 25 (American) shoes.

Bernard Coyne died of hardening of the liver, and of a glandular disorder, in 1921. He is buried in Anthon, Iowa, in a specially-made, extra-large, coffin.


Väinö Myllyrinne was born in 1909 in Helsinki, and died in 1963. He reached a height of 2.48 meters (8-ft 1.5-inches), and grew to this size due to suffering from acromegalic gigantism, a disease similar to the one John F. Carroll was suffering.

John F. Carroll suffered from severe, 2-dimensional spinal curvature. He had a standing height of 2.44 meters (8-ft) on October 14, 1959, but his height would have been 2.64 meters (8-ft 7.75-inches), assuming normal curvature of the spine.

Patrick Cotter O’Brien (1760 - 1806) was born in Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. His real name was Patrick Cotter and he adopted O’Brien as his stage name in the sideshow circuit. Also known as the Bristol Giant and the Irish Giant. His height was approximately 2.46 meters (8-ft 1-inch).


(7 ft 9 in)
William Bradley — tallest recorded English born person (born 1787; died 1820)[23]

Angus MacAskill — tallest recorded Scottish person (born 1825; died 1863)[24]


Martin Van Buren Bates
Bates in uniform next to a man of average height
Bates in uniform next to a man of average height

(November 9, 1837January 7, 1919), known as the "Kentucky Giant" among other nicknames, was a Civil War-era American famed for his incredibly large size. Though born an infant of normal size into a family of normal-sized people in Letcher County, Kentucky, he is said to at one time have been 7 feet 11 inches (2.41 m) in height. The Guinness Book of World Records and other reputable sources have him listed at being 7 feet 9 inches tall and weighing 470 pounds (213.64 kg)


North Koreans are normally Short
(7 ft 8- Ri Myung Hun — North Korean basketball player and tallest North Korean.)

7'8

Alam Channa — tallest living man in 1997-1998(1953–1998)[33]

* Yasutaka Okayama — tallest NBA draft pick, also among the tallest Japanese men ever.[34]

(7 ft 7)

* Jack Earle — silent film actor (1906-1952)[37]

* Hussain Bisad — Britain's current tallest man[38]

* Neil Fingleton — recognised by Guinness as the tallest living British-born man, born 1980. He was discovered and validated in the BBC Three documentary Britain's Tallest Men [40]

* Lock Martin — actor, his height played a crucial role in him getting the part of Gort in The Day the Earth Stood Still. (1916-1959)[41]

* Gheorghe Muresan — Romanian born basketball player, also an actor[42]

7 ft 6

Christopher Greener — former Britain's tallest living British-born man between 1967 and 2007 (born 1943)[43]

José Calderón Torres — tallest Mexican[44]

Shawn Bradley, USA/Germany, former NBA player.[45]

Giant Gonzales — tallest recorded Latino, professional wrestler (born 1966: living)[46]

Matthew McGrory — actor, played the Giant in Big Fish. (1973-2005)[48]

226 cm (7 ft 5 in)

* Pavel Podkolzin — former NBA basketball player, Dallas Mavericks.[50]

* Jerry Sokoloski — tallest Canadian basketball player.[51]

* Clifford Thompson, tallest lawyer, (1904-1955)[52][53]

[edit] 216 cm (7 ft 1 in)

* Wilt Chamberlain — basketball player, top scorer when he retired, in the Hall of Fame.[64]

* Shaquille O'Neal — 3-time NBA Finals MVP[65]

* David Robinson — an MVP and in the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.[66]

* Vlade Divac — basketball player[67]

[edit] 215 cm (7 ft 0 ½ in)

* Robert Parish — inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003[68]



(7 ft)

* John Aasen — movie and carnival giant (1887–1938)[88]
* Patrick Ewing — on the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History list.[69]
* Pau Gasol — NBA Rookie of the Year Award and MVP at the FIBA World Championship.[70]
* Richard Metcalfe — rugby union player (born 1973)[71][72]
* Bob Martin - American basketball player early 1990s - the original 7feet.com
* Hakeem Olajuwon — National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award (1994)[73]
* Paul Rogers — NBL (Australia) Most Valuable Player (2000)[74]
* Carel Struycken — actor, played Mr. Homn (born 1948)[75]
* Tiny Ron Taylor — actor[76]
* Ted van der Parre — (born 1955) former strongman from the Netherlands who won the World's Strongest Man contest in 1992[77]
* Nikolai Valuev — boxer (born 1973)[78]
* The Big Show — professional wrestler (born 1972)[79]
* Panagiotis Fasoulas — Politician (born 1963)[80]
* Dirk Nowitzki — basketball player and NBA most valuable player award winner[81]
* Zeljko Rebraca — Serbian basketball player [82]

6 ft 11 in)

* André the Giant — professional wrestler (1946–1993)[89]
* Giant Haystacks — professional wrestler (1947–1998)[83]
* Jon Rauch — baseball player (born 1978)[84]
* Aaron Sandilands — Australian rules football player (born 1982)[85]
* Peter Street — Australian rules football player (born 1980)[86]
* Kevin Garnett — NBA basketball player (born May 19, 1976(1976-05-19): Living)[87]

6 ft 10 in)
* Will Jefferson — cricketer (born 1979: living)[88]
* Randy Johnson — baseball player (born 1963: living)[89]
* Derwyn Jones — rugby union player (born 1970: living)[90]
* Ivo Karlović — tennis player (born 1979: living)[91]
* Sam McDonald — Scotsman, British soldier, renowned as one of the tallest and strongest men of 18th century England.[92]
* George Mikan — one of the first significant "big men" of basketball, inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1959.[93]
* Chris Young — baseball pitcher (born 1979: living) [94]

(6 ft 9 in)

* Tom Bradley novelist [95]
* Ted Cassidy actor, known for playing Lurch (1932�1979)[96]
* Zdeno Chara tallest player in National Hockey League history. (born 1977: living)[97]
* Michael Crichton author (born 1942: living)[98]
* Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck movie director (born 1973; living)[99]
* Phil Gordon professional poker player. (born 1970: living)[100]
* Ed "Too Tall" Jones American football player (born 1951: living)[101]
* Edmund Kemper serial killer (born 1948: living)[102]
* Karl Malone NBA basketball player (born 1963: living)[103]
* Paul Salmon Australian rules football player (born 1965: living)[104]
* Bill Russell NBA basketball player (born 1934: living)[105]
* Ben Wallace NBA basketball player (born 1974: living)[106]
* Sun Yue — Beijing Aoshen Olympian basketball player (born 1985: living)[107]

(6 ft 8½ in)

* Daniel Kawczynski — British politician (born 1972: living); tallest British Member of Parliament[108]

[edit] 203 cm (6 ft 8 in)

* Daniel Cudmore — actor (born 1981: living)[109]
* Wade Dooley — rugby union player (born 1957: living)[110]
* John Kenneth Galbraith — economist (1908-2006)[111]
* Brad Garrett — comic actor (born 1960: living)[112]
* LeBron James - professional basketball player (born 1984)[113]
* Montell Jordan — singer/songwriter and record producer (born 1968: living)[114]
* Dick Norman — tennis player (born 1971: living)[115]
* Hans Rausing — businessman (born 1926: living)[116]
* Richie Sexson — baseball player (born 1974: living)[117]
* Kotoōshū Katsunori — sumo wrestler (born as Kaloyan Stefanov Mahlyanov in 1983: living)[118]
* Akebono Tarō — sumo wrestler (born as Chad George Rowan in 1969: living)[119]
* Tim Sylvia — MMA Fighter (born 1976: living)[120]

[edit] 202 cm (6 ft 7 ½ in)

* Gustavo Borges — swimmer (born 1972: living[121]
* Arjen Anthony Lucassen — musician (born 1960: living)[122]
* Željko Kalac — football (soccer) player (born 1972: living)[123]
* Jan Koller — football (soccer) player (born 1973: living)[124]
* Richard Moll — actor (born 1943: living)[125]
* Nikola Žigić — football (soccer) player. (born 1980: living)[126]
* The Undertaker — professional wrestler (born Mark William Calaway in 1965: living)[127]

[edit] 201 cm (6 ft 7 in)

* Curtly Ambrose — cricketer (born 1963: living)[128]
* James Arness — actor, possibly the tallest actor to play a lead role (born 1923: living)[129][130]
* Abraham Benrubi — actor (born 1969: living)[131]
* Bernard Bresslaw — actor (1934-1993)[132]
* Primo Carnera — boxer (1906–1967)[90]
* James Cromwell — actor (born 1940: living)[133]
* Peter Crouch — association football player (born 1981: living)[134]
* Clyde Drexler — member of Basketball Hall of Fame (born 1962: living)[135]
* Leo Felton — biracial white supremacist (born 1970: living)[136]
* Michael Gross — swimmer (born 1964: living)[137]
* Martin Johnson — rugby union player (born 1970: living)[138]
* Vitali Klitschko — boxer (born 1971: living)[139]
* David Knijnenburg — actor (born 1967: living)[140]
* Tahu Matheson — pianist and conductor (born 1977: living)[141]
* Stephen Merchant — writer and actor (born 1974: living)[142]
* Alexandros Nikolaidis — Taekwondo player (born 1979: living)[143]
* Krist Novoselic — musician (Nirvana) (born 1965: living)[144]
* Charles Olson — poet and writer (1910-1970)[145]
* Peter the Great — Tsar of Russia (1672–1725)[146]
* Brian Posehn — actor and comedian (born 1966: living)[147]
* David Prowse — actor and former weightlifter (born 1935: living))[148]
* Oliver Riedel — Rammstein bassist (born 1971: living)[149]
* Tony Robbins — motivational speaker (born 1960: living)[150]
* RuPaul — entertainer (born 1960: living)[151][152]
* Bubba Smith — actor and former American football player (born 1945: living)[153]
* Peter Steele — singer and guitarist for the band Type O Negative(born 1962: living)[154]
* Martti Talvela — opera singer (1935-1989)[155]
* Chris Tremlett — England cricketer (born 1981: living)[156]
* David Williamson — Australian Playwright (born 1942: living)[157]

[edit] 199 cm (6 ft 6 ½ in)

* Matt Biondi — swimmer (born 1965)[158]
* Andreas Isaksson — Swedish football (soccer) player (born 1981)[159]
* John Maynard Keynes — economist (1883–1946)[160]
* Götz Otto — actor (born 1967)[161]
* Simon Raiwalui — Rugby Player[162]
* Lars Riedel — Discus thrower (born 1967; living)[163]

[edit] 198 cm (6 ft 6 in)

* Michael Jordan — Basketball Legend[164]
* Steve Agee — actor [165]
* Kobe Bryant — basketball player[166]
* Buckethead — guitarist[167]
* Edwin Van Der Sar — Manchester United Goalkeeper
* Roald Dahl — author[168]
* Abdou Diouf — Senegalese politician[169]
* Neil Flynn — actor[170]
* Mark Foster — swimmer[171]
* Ed de Goeij — football (soccer) player[172]
* Kendall Grove — MMA fighter [173]
* Uday Hussein (approx.) — Iraqi politician, eldest son of Saddam Hussein[174]
* Shaka Hislop — football (soccer) player[175]
* Geoffrey Holder — actor[176]
* Allan Houston — basketball
* Howlin' Wolf — Blues musician[177]
* Danny Ildefonso — two-time Philippine Basketball Association MVP[178]
* Penn Jillette — magician[179]
* Otto Klemperer — conductor [91]
* Wladimir Klitschko — boxer[180]
* Yaphet Kotto - actor[181]
* Todd Martin — tennis player[182]
* Ralf Möller — bodybuilder and actor[183]
* Thurston Moore — musician (Sonic Youth)[184]
* Alan Napier — actor[185]
* Jack O'Halloran — actor[186]
* Ben Phillips — cricketer[187]
* Phil Pfister — World's Strongest Man 2006[188]
* Ryan Stiles — actor and comedian[189]
* Darryl Strawberry — baseball player[190]
* Joey Ramone — musician[191]
* James Root — musician[192]
* John Tesh — television personality and composer[193]
* Clint Walker — actor[194]

[edit] Historical

Historical figures noted for being tall, but with no exact height being known for certain.

* Johnny Appleseed — Swedenborgian missionary and American pioneer conservationist, but some accounts call him "small and wiry".
* Eleazar — given as 7 cubits in Josephus's Antiquities of the Jews, book 18 chapter 4[195]
* Peter Francisco - American Revolutionary war hero. Said to be 6 ft 6 inches when he was 15 years old.
* Harald Hardråde — King of Norway. Unknown official height.
* Childe of Hale — English giant from the turn of the 17th century, supposedly 9 feet, 3 inches.
* Porus (Purushotthama) — Indian king during the 4th century BC, supposedly 7ft 6 in.
* Richard the Lionheart — King of England. Unknown height.
* Rollo of Normandy — Viking leader, supposedly so big no horse could carry him.
* Venture Smith — Referred to as "the black Paul Bunyan", but was a real person. He claimed he "descended from a very large, tall and stout race of beings." Also claimed that he was well over six feet tall, weighed 300 pounds.[196]
* Maximinus Thrax — Roman emperor supposedly 8 ft 6 in.[197]
* Caliph Umar — Rashidun Caliph, during 634-644 A.D, was tallest man of his time. Supposedly over 7ft.
* Khalid ibn Walid - Undefeated military general of early Islamic conquest during Rashidun Caliphate. Supposedly 7ft tall.
* William Wallace — Scottish knight from Wars of Scottish Independence. Unknown height.




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