Jakob Nacken


Jakob Nacken was born in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1906. In the beginning of his touring career he was also known as Uranus.


He came to the U.S. to appear at the 1939-40 New York World's Fair. When WWII broke out he answered his native country's call to arms and fought against the Allies. His capture in 1944 as the "biggest Nazi" made all the press throughout the U.S. He must have liked the States, though, as in 1949 he sailed here to take a job as "the world's largest Santa Claus" and eventually became a citizen.


He was still finding work as the world's tallest man in 1959 when he appeared with Ripley's Odditorium on Broadway. Jakob Nacken was 81 years old when he died - somewhere in Europe.




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