Photos of Robert Wadlow - The Tallest Person in History Robert Pershing Wadlow (1918 – 1940) is the tallest person in history for whom there is irrefutable evidence. Wadlow is sometimes known as the Alton Giant or Giant of Illinois because he was born and grew up in Alton, Illinois. Wadlow reached 8 ft 11.1 in (2.72 m) in height and weighed 439 lb (199 kg) at his death at age 22.
Atheism, Religion, God is Imaginary, The Pope, Homosexuality. Know your popes No. 06. Decamping back to Rome, the papacy hit its true low point in the Renaissance. Sixtus IV, who funded the Sistine Chapel, had 6 illegitimate sons - one with his sister. He collected a church tax on prostitutes and charged priests for keeping mistresses, but critics argued that this merely increased the prevalence of clerical homosexuality.