Édouard Beaupré (8 ft 3 in)

Tallest strongman as well as tallest wrestler in history. Edouard Beaupré born on January 9, 1881 and died on July 3, 1904. When he started school at seven he was of average height but at nine he was already When he started school at seven he was of average height but at nine he was already 1.85 metres (6.1 ft) and at 11 he was over 2 metres (6.6 ft) tall. He stopped going to school at this time 6.1 ft and at 11 he was over 6.6 ft tall. He was an excellent horseman but at the age of 17 he reached the height of 7.1 ft and he abandoned the trade. After that ranch he began touring showing off his strength by bending iron bars and lifting horses onto his shoulders. He became ill and died at a local St. Louis hospital on July 3, 1904. At the time he was 8.3 ft.

Édouard-Beaupré

Väinö Myllyrinne (8 ft 3 in)

Finnish Väinö Myllyrinne was the tallest living person in the world between 1940 and 1963. At the age of 21, Väinö stood 7’3″. But in his late 30’s he experienced a second spurt of growth and reached the height of 8’3″. Myllyrinne served with the Finnish Defence Forces and is considered the tallest soldier who ever lived. The Finnish colossus suffered from acromegaly, which frequently leads to gigantism and abnormal growth. His hands were also an incredible 15.7 inches wide, which is the largest recorded hand span in history.

Väinö-Myllyrinne