Captain William George Auger was Born in Cardiff, Wales on December 27, 1882 to parents of average size. By fourteen, George already stood over 6 feet in height. As an adult, Auger was often billed at standing over 8 feet in height, however his true stature was much more honest at around seven and a half. As a young man, George Auger served as a police officer in Cardiff and was likely the tallest officer in the history of the company.
The gargantuan Chang Woo Gow was born in Fychow, China in 1845 and, before appearing in front the Prince and Princess of Wales by request in 1864, the nearly eight-foot giant was best known for delighting the emperor of China as part of his royal court.
In 1981 the Guinness Book of World Records recognized MacAskill as the largest true giant to have ever lived, the strongest man who ever lived and the man with the largest chest measurements of any non-obese man.
At one point, Johann Petursson was the tallest man alive. He was officially dethroned during his lifetime by the colossal Robert Wadlow but he is arguably the better remembered giant due to his showmanship, personality and longevity. Johann was born in Dalvik, Iceland on February 9, 1913. He began life as Johann Svarfaelingur, the third…
There is no precise definition of the degree of height that qualifies a person to be termed a ‘giant.’ However the term is usually applied to persons whose height is beyond the upper 1% of the average population. Typically this means that persons at or above the 7 foot mark qualify. However, in recent years…