The stories of the tallest humans in history

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Trijntje Keever (1616–1633) - Also known as De Groote Meid  ("The Big Girl" in English), this Dutch woman is often cited as the tallest woman ever, at 2.49 m.

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Cornelius Magrath (1736–1760) - In 1753, this Irish giant moved to London, England, where he became a local attraction at around 2.13 m (7 ft) tall. 

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Julius Koch (1872–1902) - Also known as Le Geant Constantin ("Giant Constantin"), he was born in Germany and died in Belgium. Koch was reportedly 2.45 m (8 ft 0.8 in). 

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John Aasen (1890–1938) - Aasen was an American silent film actor. He was 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) tall, making him one of the tallest actors in film history. 

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Robert Wadlow (1918–1940) - At 2.72 m (8 ft 11.1 in), the man also known as the "Alton Giant" and the "Giant of Illinois" is the tallest human ever in history.

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Don Koehler (1925–1981) - A sufferer of acromegalic gigantism, this American man measured 2.49 m (8 ft 2 in). 

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Eddie Carmel (1936–1972) - He's listed by the Guinness Book Records as 2.74 m (9 ft) tall.

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Bao Xishun (born 1951) - Also known as Xi Shun, this herdsman from Mongolia, is currently one of the world's tallest living men, at 2.36 m (7 ft 8.9 in) in height.

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Alexander Sizonenko (1959–2012) - The Soviet former basketball player might have been the tallest ever in the sport at 2.39 m (7 ft 10 in) tall. 

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Zhang Juncai (born 1966) - This Chinese man is also one of the world's tallest living humans, standing at 2.42 m (7 ft 11 in) tall.

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Leonid Stadnyk (1969–2014) - The height of this Ukrainian man has been disputed by various sources. It varies from 2.44 m (8 ft 0.1 in) to 2.56 m (8 ft 5 in) tall.

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Sun Mingming (born 1983) - This Chinese man holds the Guinness World Records for the tallest professional basketball player in the world, at 2.36 m (7 ft 9 in) tall.

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Sultan Kosen (born 1982) - Sultan Kosen from Turkey is currently the tallest living person, at 2.51 m (8 ft 2.82 in) tall. 

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