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Julius Koch

Julius Koch

German actor
Julius Koch
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro German actor
Was Entertainer Circus performer Actor
From Germany
Type Entertainment Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 1872, Reutlingen, Reutlingen, Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg
Death 30 March 1902, Mons, Arrondissement of Mons, Hainaut, Wallonia (aged 30 years)
The details


Julius Koch (1872 – 30 March 1902), also known as Le Geant Constantin, was one of seventeen people in medical history who have surpassed eight feet (244 cm) in height. He was a victim of the malady eunuchoidal-infantile gigantism (daddy-longlegs syndrome). His height, 245.9 centimeters, (8 feet, 0.8 inches) was estimated, as his legs were amputated after they developed gangrene. He was probably never the world's tallest person due to his life coinciding with that of John Rogan, who likewise suffered from gigantism. Koch's femurs were the longest on record - 76 centimeters (29.9 inches) - and his hands were 37.5 centimeters (14¾ inches) in length. His feet in some articles are claimed to have a length of 32 inches (81.3 cm).

Koch died in Mons, Belgium on 30 March 1902. His skeleton is preserved in the Museum of Natural History in Mons, Belgium.

Koch was the star of an early short film, The Giant Constantin, released in 1902.

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