Robert Wadlow Rank
About Robert Wadlow
Robert Wadlow was an American known for being the tallest verified person in recorded history. He was known by nicknames such as Alton Giant, Giant of Illinois and the Gentle Giant. At the time of his death at the age of 22 years, he reached the height of 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) and showed no signs that he had finished growing. According to experts, his abnormal height was because he had an abnormally high level of human growth hormone.
He was the eldest of five children born to Addie Johnson and Harold Wadlow. He was a bachelor at the time of his death and had no children.
By the time he was 8 years old, he was taller than his father.
Robert Wadlow Rank
Robert Wadlow's Popularity
Robert Wadlow was a famous American giant, who was born on February 22, 1918. As a person born on this date, Robert Wadlow is listed in our database as the 9th most popular celebrity for the day (February 22) and the 2nd most popular for the year (1918).
People born on February 22 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Robert Wadlow is the 162nd most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to Robert Wadlow's birthday, Robert Wadlow is the 1347th most famous American and ranks 1st in famous people born in Alton, Illinois, U.S.
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