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Sultan Kösen

1982 - Today

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Sultan Kösen (born 10 December 1982) is a Turkish farmer of Kurdish ethnicity who holds the Guinness World Record for tallest living male at 251 cm (8 ft 2.82 in).Kösen's growth resulted from the conditions gigantism and acromegaly, caused by a tumour affecting his pituitary gland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sultan Kösen has received more than 4,080,803 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Sultan Kösen is the 57th most popular celebrity (up from 64th in 2019), the 573rd most popular biography from Turkey (up from 651st in 2019) and the most popular Turkish Celebrity.

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  • 4.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.88

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among celebrities, Sultan Kösen ranks 57 out of 181Before him are Alice Keppel, Dan Inosanto, Eduard Roschmann, Joseph Meister, Henrietta Lacks, and Florence Owens Thompson. After him are Victor Kugler, Betsy Ross, Guy de Rothschild, Isabel Preysler, Annie Oakley, and Barbara Hutton.

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Among people born in 1982, Sultan Kösen ranks 9Before him are Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Lil Wayne, Kirsten Dunst, Eddie Redmayne, and Petr Čech. After him are Víctor Valdés, Jessica Biel, Yelena Isinbayeva, Hyun Bin, Nick Vujicic, and Pepe Reina.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Sultan Kösen ranks 573 out of 1,301Before him are Isaac of Armenia (338), Theodore II Palaiologos (1396), Agathius (300), Gerasimus of the Jordan (500), Euthydemus I (-300), and Hrant Dink (1954). After him are Dani Rodrik (1957), Jacob Baradaeus (505), Rhesus of Thrace (null), Adamantios Korais (1748), Leo II, King of Armenia (1236), and Namık Kemal (1840).


Among celebrities born in Turkey, Sultan Kösen ranks 1After him are Selen Soyder (1986).