When Was Abraham Lincoln Born?


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Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Ky. His parents were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.

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Abraham Lincoln was raised in a poor family, and his mother died at a young age, leaving his father to remarry. Lincoln educated himself and became a lawyer before entering politics and eventually becoming president.

Abraham Lincoln is commonly referred to as "Honest Abe" or "The Great Emancipator." He opposed slavery, and enacted the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, freeing all slaves. He is regarded as one of the greatest men in the history of the United States.

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