Robert Wadlow

1918 - 1940

Robert Wadlow

Robert Pershing Wadlow (February 22, 1918 – July 15, 1940), also known as the Alton Giant and the Giant of Illinois, was an American man who was the tallest person in recorded history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. He was born and raised in Alton, Illinois, a small city near St. Louis, Missouri.Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Wadlow has received more than 6,484,561 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 7th most popular celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Robert Wadlow ranks 7 out of 140Before him are Wallis Simpson, Ötzi, Phineas Gage, Jeanne Calment, Kaspar Hauser, and Lisa del Giocondo. After him are Lina Medina, Buffalo Bill, Empress Michiko, Joseph Merrick, Simonetta Vespucci, and Margaret Brown.

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Among people born in 1918, Robert Wadlow ranks 12Before him are Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Rita Hayworth, Kurt Waldheim, Louis Althusser, and Leonard Bernstein. After him are Jørn Utzon, Frederick Sanger, Helmut Schmidt, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Alberto Ascari, and Gertrude B. Elion. Among people deceased in 1940, Robert Wadlow ranks 10Before him are Paul Klee, J. J. Thomson, Walter Benjamin, Neville Chamberlain, Mikhail Bulgakov, and Nikolai Yezhov. After him are Gerda Wegener, Carl Bosch, Peter Behrens, Arthur Harden, Emma Goldman, and Spyridon Louis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Wadlow ranks 256 out of 12,171Before him are Oliver Hardy (1892), Edward Hopper (1882), George Marshall (1880), William James Sidis (1898), J. Edgar Hoover (1895), and Viggo Mortensen (1958). After him are Robert Fulton (1765), John Quincy Adams (1767), Jay Leno (1950), Gwyneth Paltrow (1972), Audie Murphy (1925), and Philip Kotler (1931).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Robert Wadlow ranks 3Before him are Wallis Simpson (1896) and Phineas Gage (1823). After him are Buffalo Bill (1846), Margaret Brown (1867), Black Dahlia (1924), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Kim Kardashian (1980), Rosemary Kennedy (1918), Don King (1931), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), and Rodney King (1965).