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Bernard Coyne

Tallest person in the world

Died when: 23 years 297 days (285 months)
Star Sign: Leo

 

Bernard Coyne

Bernard A.Coyne (July 27, 1897 – May 20, 1921) is one of only 20 individuals in medical history to have stood 8 feet (240 cm) or more.

Coyne may have reached a height of 8 feet 4 inches (2.54 m) tall at the time of his death in 1921.His World War I draft registration card, dated on August 29, 1918, lists his height as 8 feet (240 cm).

The Guinness Book of World Records stated that he was refused induction into the Army (1918) when he stood at a height of 7 feet 9 inches (236 cm).

Coyne was the tallest ever eunuchoidal infantile giant, a condition also known as giantism.He was the tallest person in the world at the time of his death when, like Robert Wadlow, he was still growing.

He reportedly wore size 24 (American) shoes.Bernard Coyne died in 1921.He is buried in Anthon, Iowa, in a specially-made, extra-large coffin.


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