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Lincoln, Abraham

Parent Category: Things To Know






Abramhan Lincoln 

Date of Birth
February 12, 1809
Date of Death
Assassinated on April 15, 1865 

Place of Birth
Hardin County, Kentucky 

Birth Family
Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks 

Mary Todd Lincoln 

Robert Todd Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, and William Wallace Lincoln 

Lincoln’s formal education consisted of about 18 months of schooling,
but he was largely self-educaterd and an avid reader. 

Lawyer and Politician

Reason for Fame
16th President of the United States 

Additional Information
In 1862,Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in territories not already under Union control; over three million slaves were freed. Lincoln was considered by historians to be one of the top three greatest presidents in U.S. history, along with George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt.  




Fast Facts Resources

The White House:  Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln:  Presidential Library 

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