47 Interesting Facts About Abraham Lincoln

Last updated on October 8th, 2019

Abraham Lincoln, known for his determination and perseverance, is the most famous U.S. presidents in history. He became the 16th president of the U.S. on 4th March 1861. With these 47 interesting facts about Abraham Lincoln, let’s learn about his life, career, politics, mission, philosophy, and death.

Facts about Lincoln’s childhood, education, family, marriage, religious belief etc

1. Education: Lincoln was a self-educated man. He had little formal education; however, he practiced law. On the other hand, Lincoln’s dad was only literate enough to write his name.

2. He was the second child of his parents. They were farmers and their family lived in Kentucky until 1816.

3. Death of his mother: Lincoln’s mother died from drinking poisoned milk. His father soon married another woman by the name Sarah Bush Johnston, who was a widow. She had a good relation with Abraham and he liked her company as well.

4. Lincoln did not have a middle name.

5. Lincoln also worked as a licensed bartender.

6. Lincoln was an avid hunter.

7. Religion: Lincoln was never a member of an organized church. He read the bible to learn about Christianity.

Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, age 28
Mary Todd Lincoln, wife of Abraham Lincoln, age 28. Source – books written about Lincoln than any other American or any other personality across the world – more than 15,000. 

29. Depression was Lincoln’s friend during most of his life. He stayed depressed while he lost and fought. However, he never quit.

30. He is the first U.S. president to be assassinated. He has so much of history attuned to his name.

31. He was the president of the U.S. during the Civil War.

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