Wadlow, Robert

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Wadlow, Robert Gender: M
born on 22 February 1918 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Alton, USA, 38n53, 90w10
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 03°05' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 25°44 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 26°07'


American giant who weighed 12 lbs at birth and was the size of a three-year-old by the age of six months. He weighed 250 pounds and was six feet, eleven inches tall by the age of 11, eventually growing to be 491 pounds and eight feet 11 inches tall. Physicians claimed that the reason for his growth was an overactive pituitary gland.

On 7/04/1940 a brace chafed his ankle and infection set in, killing him about a week later, 7/13/1940.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Health : Medical diagnosis 4 July 1940 (Infection of ankle)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Copy in hand of letter from Alton Museum of History, Steinbrecher. (Garth Allen quotes Guinness Book of Records for 6:00 AM.)


  • Traits : Body : Size (Height of 8' 11")
  • Traits : Body : Weight (491 lbs)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Circulatory problems (Fatal infection from ankle injury)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Legs (Ankle injury)
  • Personal : Birth : Defects, Handicaps (Overactive Pituitary Gland)
  • Personal : Death : Short Life less than 29 Yrs (Age 22)
  • Notable : Awards : Guinness Book of Records
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Giant)
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book