high men in the world
Anton de Franckenpoint (nicknamed Langer Anton, "Long Anton"; fl. 16th century AD) was the first verified person to reach 8 feet or more in height, at a height of 8'0". He lived about 400 years ago.
Franckenpoint was a personal guard of Christian von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel.
In 1810, his skeleton was added to the Museum Anatomicum in Marburg. His skeleton is not complete: one arm is missing, his shoulder blades are not connected, his breastbones are missing, and his feet are made of cork.