Franco Columbo is often considered the strongest man of all time. Part of what makes him so strong is that he was an expert in many different disciplines, but it’s also because he had incredible genetics. His height and weight for his day were 6′ 1″ and 280 pounds respectively, which are still very impressive today.
He was born in Sicily in 1894 and became a circus performer to help support his family when they lost their home during World War I. Outside of being an athlete, Franco also worked as a teacher for children with disabilities after retiring from performing at age 40.
Franco Columbo was a strongman with an enormous strength. He is also known as the strongest man in history, but how do we know that? What qualifies him to be considered the strongest? We’ll study his feats of strength and see if he really deserves this title.