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The Giant of Extremadura - the places I have been
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The Giant of Extremadura

Agustín Luengo Capilla was born in the year 1849 in Puebla de Alcocer, a city in Extremadura, western Spain. He was known by the nickname of “el gigante de Extremadura” because he was one of the tallest Spaniards of all time, reaching a remarkable height of 7 feet and 8 inches (2 meters, 35 centimeters).

Luengo was born in a very humble family, but his unique stature led to an unordinary life. At the age of 12 he went to work in a circus exhibiting his enormous hands, which are said to be capable of hiding a loaf of bread.



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