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Was Abraham Lincoln a vampire hunter?

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There is no historical evidence to support claims that Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, was a vampire hunter. This lore arose from the publication and popularity of a bestselling work of historical fiction entitled "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," which was also made into a movie.

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"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" is a biographical action horror novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, released on March 2, 2010, which creates a loose parallel between slavery and vampirism and shows Abraham Lincoln as a destroyer of both. The author makes no claims that the book or subsequent film are rooted in historical accuracy. In addition to discounting the premise of Abraham Lincoln being a vampire hunter, historians have indicated that there is widespread historical inaccuracy throughout the novel, as the author takes liberties with history to support his fictional plot.

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