Tallest Men Ever in Europe

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Categories: General Europe
Dataset contains 36 data items (see table below).


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.

Born in 1982, Sultan Kösen, a Turkish-Kurdish farmer, is the tallest living person since 2009, since he overtook Bao Xi Shun of China in height.

Compare Sultan Kösen of Turkey with Morteza Mehrzad of Iran


Side Note: If you are interested in the latest Analysis of the Tallest NBA Players and Average Heights By Position and Countries, click here for an insightful read.


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Gheorghe Mureșan

Gheorghe Muresan, well-known Romanian NBA player (231cm in height) who was tied for the title of the tallest player in NBA history with Sudan-born Manute Bol.

Compare fellow NBA giants - Gheorghe Muresan of Romania and Yao Ming of China.

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.

Compare André the Giant of France with Nikolai Pankratov of Russia

Paul Sturgess

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.

Compare Paul Sturgess with Shawn Bradley.


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