The average height of men in Europe is generally higher compared to most other regions. Within Europe, Dutchmen (of Netherlands) claim the tallest average height at 183cm.
In this list of the tallest men ever in Europe, Leonid Stadnyk claimed the tallest height at 257cm (8 ft 5 in) , although technically this height was not officially recognized by Guinness World Records because he refused to be measured according to their standards.
At the next tallest height of 251 cm (8 ft 3in), are Väinö Myllyrinne of Finland and Sultan Kösen of Turkey. Born 1909 in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, Väinö Myllyrinne was also considered the tallest soldier ever, having served in the Finnish Defence Forces.
André René Roussimoff
Also best known as André the Giant in the world of professional wrestling in the then World Wrestling Federation. One of the tallest wrestlers at 224cm (7 ft 4in). Here is André in the famous match with Hulk Hogan in 1988.
Paul Sturgess is an former professional basketball player from England. His official height (November 2011) is at 2.32 meters (7 ft 7.26 in) and was the tallest college basketball player in the United States.
Who are the tallest humans ever?
The tallest men by continents:
The tallest men by birth period: