Gioacchino Gianbattista Giuseppe Massimo Bob Antonio Rossini (1792-1868) was the world's fattest man, an amateur chef and an Italian composer whose Mafia ties were almost as infamous as his gluttony. Rossini is credited with composing several influential operas, among them The Barber of Seville and
The Lone Ranger William Tell. He is also credited with consuming an unparalleled fourteen bowls of spaghetti bolognaise during an evening. Rossini got barred to several traditional Italian restaurants for his habit of literally eating the restaurant empty. After finishing his own course, he would attack other customers and take their portions of food by force. Later on he would chew on napkins and chairs, causing severe damage to restaurant interiors.