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Irish giant, Cornelius Magrath (1736-1760)

German engraving of the Irish giant, Cornelius Magrath (1736-1760), standing beside a Prussian grenadier. Prussian soldiers were considered the tallest in Europe at the time. Note, in this illustration there is no evidence of the barrel chest or genu valgum (knock knees) that Magrath had. (Source: Launois PE, Roy P. Études biologiques sur les géants. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1904.) (Image edited by Dr. Douglas J Lanska.)