The smallest rulers
• The smallest rulers
Some historians claim that Napoleon Bonaparte - perhaps the most famous in the history of the little man, was in fact not be so small. To blame the confusion in the system of weights and measures. The French have had their feet, the Swedes - their own, the British - their own.
The French foot (or rather, Paris) amounted to 324, 8 mm. The growth of Napoleon in Paris was 5 feet 2 inches and 4 lines, which translated into familiar to us as much as 168 centimeters, is 5 centimeters! And the nickname "little corporal" Napoleon earned not due to the growth, but because of the age. At 24, he was promoted to brigadier general.
10th: Near gone from Napoleon Nicolas Sarkozy. His height is 168 cm. However, it is 10 cm below the Madame Sarkozy, but it was small it can not be called. By the way, no one could not see the detail of Putin's rise. According to various data, its growth is from 166 to 170 cm.
9th: For a long time held the record of Kim Jong Il, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, general secretary of the Korean Workers' Party and the "great leader" of the people North Korea. His height is 162 cm, and he almost reached to shoulder its competitors.
8th: The election of Dmitry Medvedev Russian President changed the situation. Growth Medvedev from head to toe - 162 cm (according to other sources - even 158 cm). There are already relevant to this growth theory. They say, for example, that by the great men in the history of Russia were short people: for example, Pushkin and Yuri Gagarin. About giant - Peter I, while somehow not remember. 7th: The growth of Haile Selassie, who ruled Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974 - 160 cm.
6th: Nikita Khrushchev only grown to 158 cm.
5th: Like Lenin and the majority of the first generation of Soviet leaders, Stalin was short: his height does not exceed 156 cm.
4th: Yasser Arafat towered over the world at 155 cm.
3rd: David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister of Israel, had growth of 150 cm, as well as Deng Xiaoping, the de facto leader of China in the 1980s.
2 nd place: Engelbert Dollfuss, the Austrian Chancellor's 1932-1934, growth was 148 cm.
1 place: The lowest of the known world leaders was Benito Juárez (national hero, one of the most beloved and respected leaders in Mexico), five times served as President of Mexico (from 1867 to 1872). His height was 135 cm.