Top 10 Smallest Persons in the World
Dwarfism is short stature resulting from a medical condition. It is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches (147 cm), although this definition is problematic because short stature in itself is not a disorder. Dwarfism can be caused by about 200 distinct medical conditions, such that the symptoms and characteristics of individual people with dwarfism vary greatly. Many people with dwarfism prefer to be called small people. It’s 10 smallest person in the world:
10. He Pingping – 74 cm
He Pingping (July 13, 1988 – March 13, 2010) was, according to the Guinness World Records, the world’s shortest man who was able to walk
9. Edward Niño Hernández - 70.21 cm
Edward Niño Hernández was officially named as the world’s shortest living man on September 4, 2010, by the Guinness World Records. At 24 years of age Hernandez was 0.7 m (2 ft 3 1⁄2 in) tall and weighed 10 kg (22 lb). Hernandez lives in Bogotá, Colombia
8. Lin Yü-chih – 67.5 cm
Lin Yü-chih is the former shortest man in the world according to Guinness World Records. He resides in Taipei, Taiwan, where he works as an author and social activist. His name has sometimes been misspelled as Lin Yih-chih. In May 2008 he appeared in the British Channel 4 documentary called “The World’s Smallest Man and Me” hosted by Mark Dolan.
7. Lucia Zarate – 67 cm
Lucia Zarate (1864 in San Carlos now Altamirano Mexico – 1890) is the first person to have been identified with Majewski Osteodysplastic Primordial Dwarfism Type II. She was entered into the Guinness World Records as the “lightest recorded adult”, weighing 4.7 pounds (2.1 kg) at the age of 17. According to an 1894 article in Strand Magazine, Zarate achieved her full growth by the age of one year.
6. Khagendra Thapa Magar – 67 cm
Khagendra Thapa Magar (born October 14, 1992), son of Rup Bahadur and Dhana Maya Thapa Magar, was the shortest man in the world, measuring 0.67 m (2 ft 2 in). Formerly the shortest teenager in the world, Magar took the title of shortest man from Edward Nino Hernandez when he turned 18 on October 14, 2010. Magar is a primordial dwarf. He lost the title of “World’s Shortest Man” on June 12, 2011, to Junrey Balawing of the Philippines
5. Madge Bester – 65 cm
Madge Bester (born April 26, 1963) is believed to be the world’s shortest living woman. From South Africa, she measures 2 ft 1.5 in (65 cm) in height which was measured in 1991. Bester has osteogenesis imperfecta, which is characterized by brittle bones, and uses a wheelchair. She has been a campaigner for disabled rights, holding a 1998 press conference on the issue accompanied by Lin Yih-Chih, the world’s smallest man
4. Younis Edwan – 65 cm
Younis Edwan has claimed to be the world’s shortest man at 65 cm (2 feet 1 inches), though has not been officially measured by Guinness World Records
3. Junrey Balawing – 59.93 cm
Junrey Balawing, born June 12, 1993 in Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte, Philippines is the world’s shortest living man according to the Guinness Book of World Records, measuring at 0.5993 m (1 ft 11 2⁄3 in). The declaration came during Balawing’s 18th birthday celebration. Guinness World Records official said Balawing broke the record of Khagendra Thapa Magar of Nepal, who is 0.67 m (2 ft 2 1⁄3 in) tall.
2. Pauline Musters – 58 cm
Pauline Musters (February 26, 1876 – March 1, 1895) is, at 23 inches (58 cm) tall, recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest woman ever recorded. Born in Ossendrecht, The Netherlands on February 26, 1876, she died in New York City at the age of 19 from a combination of pneumonia and meningitis.
1. Gul Mohammed – 57 cm
Gul Mohammed (February 15, 1957 – October 1, 1997) of New Delhi, India, according to The Guinness Book of World Records, was the smallest person being whose existence and height have been independently verified. On July 19, 1990, he was examined by Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi, India and he stood 1 foot 10.4 inches (57 cm) tall and weighed 37.5 lbs (17.0 kg). He died on October 1, 1997, from respiratory complications and after a long struggle with asthma and bronchitis, acquired due to heavy smoking.