Abraham Lincoln

1809 - 1865

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Abraham Lincoln (; February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War and succeeded in preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, bolstering the federal government, and modernizing the U.S. economy. Lincoln was born into poverty in a log cabin and was raised on the frontier primarily in Indiana. He was self-educated and became a lawyer, Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator, and U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraham Lincoln has received more than 43,689,374 page views. His biography is available in 184 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 176 in 2019). Abraham Lincoln is the 28th most popular politician (down from 27th in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from United States (down from 7th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Politician.

Abraham Lincoln is most famous for being the 16th president of the United States. He led the country through the Civil War, which was a conflict between the Northern and Southern states. Lincoln was assassinated in 1865.

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Among politicians, Abraham Lincoln ranks 28 out of 15,710Before him are Mao Zedong, Tutankhamun, Ulysses S. Grant, Cicero, Commodus, and Umar. After him are Queen Victoria, Carles Puigdemont, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nero, Louis XVI of France, and Justinian I.

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Among people born in 1809, Abraham Lincoln ranks 3Before him are Charles Darwin and Edgar Allan Poe. After him are Nikolai Gogol, Felix Mendelssohn, Louis Braille, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Bruno Bauer, William Ewart Gladstone, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, and Joseph Liouville. Among people deceased in 1865, Abraham Lincoln ranks 1After him are Ignaz Semmelweis, John Wilkes Booth, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, Leopold I of Belgium, Emil Lenz, William Rowan Hamilton, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, Johann Franz Encke, and Robert FitzRoy.

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Among people born in United States, Abraham Lincoln ranks 8 out of 15,968Before him are Thomas Jefferson (1743), Thomas Edison (1847), Muhammad Ali (1942), Jimmy Carter (1924), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822). After him are Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Steve Jobs (1955), Malcolm X (1925), Elvis Presley (1935), and Martin Van Buren (1782).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Abraham Lincoln ranks 5Before him are Donald Trump (1946), Thomas Jefferson (1743), Jimmy Carter (1924), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822). After him are Martin Van Buren (1782), John F. Kennedy (1917), Hillary Clinton (1947), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and James K. Polk (1795).