Daniel Lambert was a cherished member of his town Leichester, England. He lived during the 1700's and became the largest man in recorded history at that time. In his youth he was extremely strong and athletic despite his growing size. Having a pleasant and refined personality he made many friends. He did not abuse alcohol and claimed not to eat unusually large amounts of food. So his weigh gain remains a bit of a mystery. When he died he weighed in at around 720 lbs.
Daniel Lambert, was a hunter, horseman, and jailkeeper in Leicester England who weighed 53 stone (742 pounds) by his mid-30s. Having fallen on hard financial times in 1806 he moved to London and displayed himself as a “natural curiosity” to make money. He died at the age of 39 and the legend goes that it took 20 men more than 30 minutes to drag his coffin into the grave.