Robert Wadlow (Feb. 22nd, 1918-July 15th, 1940). Robert Pershing Wadlow was known as The World's Tallest Man. At the time of his death, he stood an impressive 8'11" and wore a size 37AA shoe. Those who knew him say Robert was a friendly, bright, and warm person who charmed everyone he met. Unfortunately, he developed an infection from the leg braces he had to wear and died at the young age of 22.