The tallest man in the world was Robert Wadlow. Robert Pershing Wadlow was an American man who was born on February 22, 1918, in Illinois. He was the tallest man in medical history, reaching a height of 8 feet 11.1 inches (2.72 meters) and weighing over 200 pounds (91 kilograms). The cause of his excessive growth was acromegaly, a rare disease that causes the pituitary gland to grow too large, leading to increased production of growth hormone.
Robert Wadlow became a celebrity in the 1930s when he began appearing at various public events and shows, where he was presented as “the world’s tallest man.” After graduating from high school, he wanted to study law, but his health condition prevented him from pursuing his plans for college. Instead, he became a traveling salesman for a shoe company.
Unfortunately, his excessive growth caused him many health problems. He had to wear special shoes and a cane to maintain balance and protect his knees and feet. He died on July 15, 1940, from an infection he contracted from an open wound on his foot, which he had caused during a trip promoting his record-breaking size.
Robert Wadlow became a legend, and his memory is revered by many people around the world.