Abraham Lincoln

(1809 - 1865)

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Abraham Lincoln
1809 - 1865
Born
February 12, 1809
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Lincoln Farm Rd, in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky United States 42748
Death
April 15, 1865
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Abraham Lincoln, father to 4 children, was born on February 12, 1809 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln, with siblings Sarah and Thomas. He married Mary Todd on November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois and Abraham died on April 15, 1865. They gave birth to Robert Todd Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, and Thomas Lincoln III. Abraham died on April 15, 1865 at 56 years old.
Updated: September 21, 2020
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Abraham Lincoln became the United States’ 16th President in 1861, issuing the Emancipation Proclamation that declared forever free those slaves within the Confederacy in 1863.

Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: “In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you…. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it.”







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Abraham Lincoln was born on at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Lincoln Farm Rd, in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky United States 42748
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Abraham Lincoln was born on at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park Lincoln Farm Rd, in Hodgenville, Larue County, Kentucky United States 42748
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Oak Ridge Cemetery Monument Ave, in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois United States 62702
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Education

Lincoln was primarily self-educated, with intermittent formal schooling from travelling teachers of less than 12 months aggregate; he became an avid reader and retained a lifelong interest in learning

Religion

While he was prone to quoting scripture regularly during his political years, it is known that Abraham Lincoln was a religious skeptic during his younger years. By the end of the Civil War he definitely was spiritual and believed in God.

"I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me. Now, at the end of three years struggle the nation's condition is not what either party, or any man devised, or expected. God alone can claim it. Whither it is tending seems plain. If God now wills the removal of a great wrong, and wills also that we of the North as well as you of the South, shall pay fairly for our complicity in that wrong, impartial history will find therein new cause to attest and revere the justice and goodness of God" - Abraham Lincoln April 4, 1864
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Lincoln began as a general store owner in New Salem before entering politics. He ran for the Illinois General Assembly, join the U.S. House of Representatives in 1847-1849 and became the Republican leader who eventually became the President of the United States.

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President of the U.S.

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He served as a captain in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War.
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“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

“My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.”

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”

“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?”
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Abraham's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Lincoln family tree.

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Jan 6, 1778 - Jan 17, 1851 1778 - 1851
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Feb 5, 1784 - Unknown 1784 - ?

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Feb 10, 1807 - Jan 20, 1828 1807 - 1828
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1811 - 1815 1811 - 1815

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Abraham Lincoln & Mary Ann (Todd) Lincoln

November 4, 1842 - April 15, 1865
Cause of Separation: Death
Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, United States

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Dec 18, 1818 - Jul 16, 1882 1818 - 1882

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Aug 1, 1843 - Jul 26, 1926 1843 - 1926
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Dec 21, 1850 - Feb 20, 1862 1850 - 1862
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Mar 10, 1846 - Feb 1, 1850 1846 - 1850
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Apr 4, 1853 - Jul 15, 1871 1853 - 1871

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Abraham Lincoln, father to 4 children, died on April 15, 1865 at 56 years of age. He was buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois. He was born on February 12, 1809 at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park, Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy (Hanks) Lincoln, with siblings Sarah and Thomas. Abraham married Mary Todd on November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois and Abraham died on April 15, 1865. They gave birth to Robert Todd Lincoln, William Wallace Lincoln, Edward Baker Lincoln, and Thomas Lincoln III.

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In 1809, in the year that Abraham Lincoln was born, on March 4th, James Madison was inaugurated as the fourth President of the United States. Madison ended his inaugural address with "gratitude towards people in the past who had done so much for the United States, and wished the best for the future of this young thriving country".

In 1821, when he was only 12 years old, on May 5th, former Emperor of France, Napoleon Bonaparte, died in exile on Saint Helena - ruled by the British - perhaps of stomach cancer. Supposedly, his last words were "France, army, head of the army, Joséphine".

In 1837, by the time he was 28 years old, on June 20th, 18-year-old Queen Victoria became the Queen of the United Kingdom upon the death of her uncle William IV - who had died without legitimate heirs. She would reign for more than 63 years, the longest reign of an English monarch until Queen Elizabeth II. Thus began what would be called the "Victorian Era."

In 1846, by the time he was 37 years old, on February 26th, the Liberty Bell was rung for George Washington's birthday. It is said that when it was rung, a previous crack was worsened, leading to the crack seen today. A paper of the time said that at "around noon, it was discovered that the ringing had caused the crack to be greatly extended, and that the old Independence Bell...now hangs in the great city steeple irreparably cracked and forever dumb".

In 1865, in the year of Abraham Lincoln's passing, on September 26th, Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla, became the first person to be convicted of war crimes arising from the Civil War. (There was only one other person convicted of war crimes in the Civil War.) He was found guilty by a U.S. Army tribunal on 23 charges arising from the murder of 53 people. On October 20, he was hung.

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c. 1876 - Apr 14, 1943 1876 - 1943
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c. 1927 - Unknown 1927 - ?
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c. 1921 - Unknown 1921 - ?
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c. 1866 - Mar 10, 1934 1866 - 1934
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c. 1918 - Jan 17, 1919 1918 - 1919
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c. 1889 - Oct 8, 1918 1889 - 1918
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c. 1822 - Nov 28, 1898 1822 - 1898
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c. 1909 - Unknown 1909 - ?
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c. 1973 - Unknown 1973 - ?
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c. 1979 - Unknown 1979 - ?
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Feb 18, 1921 - Nov 5, 1982 1921 - 1982
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Oct 20, 1900 - January 1953 1900 - 1953
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Jan 27, 1885 - May 1963 1885 - 1963
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Jul 26, 1918 - Feb 10, 2004 1918 - 2004
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Jan 6, 1886 - August 1968 1886 - 1968

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Apr 4, 1853 - Unknown 1853 - ?
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Jun 11, 1918 - Mar 4, 1999 1918 - 1999
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Dec 18, 1893 - August 1987 1893 - 1987
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Jun 23, 1896 - June 1981 1896 - 1981
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Sep 17, 1887 - December 1966 1887 - 1966
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Jan 9, 1918 - Oct 21, 2004 1918 - 2004
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Sep 6, 1896 - February 1966 1896 - 1966
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Jun 8, 1923 - Sep 13, 1999 1923 - 1999
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May 28, 1930 - Jul 25, 1994 1930 - 1994
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Apr 11, 1932 - Aug 5, 1999 1932 - 1999
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Mar 25, 1934 - May 1964 1934 - 1964
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Jan 19, 1934 - Jul 13, 2004 1934 - 2004
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May 13, 1888 - April 1970 1888 - 1970
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Jan 5, 1900 - July 1980 1900 - 1980
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Mar 19, 1910 - April 1988 1910 - 1988
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Aug 11, 1939 - September 1976 1939 - 1976
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Sep 19, 1889 - September 1978 1889 - 1978
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Nov 4, 1887 - October 1966 1887 - 1966
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Mar 28, 1920 - Sep 23, 2005 1920 - 2005

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