Robert Wadlow

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Birthday
22, 1918
Birthplace
Alton, IL
Death Date
Jul 15, 1940 (22)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
22, 1918
Birthplace
Alton, IL
Death Date
Jul 15, 1940 (22)

About

At 8'11", he became the tallest man and had his name in the Guinness Book of World Records. He was casually known as the Giant of Illinois.

Before Fame

Due to his size, they made him a specialized desk to use during elementary school.

Trivia

He wasn't just tall, he also weighed over 400 pounds.

Family Life

His parents were named Addie Johnson and Harold Wadlow.

Associated With

He and Andre the Giant were both known for their towering heights.