Famous People Born in 1809
Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative / 1809 - 1865
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He preserved the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
Got something to say?blog comments powered by Disqus
profile name: Abraham Lincoln profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, U.S. President, U.S. Representative
profile id: 9443160
profile name: Edgar Allan Poe profile occupation: Writer
profile id: 9266433
profile name: Charles Darwin profile occupation: Biologist
profile id: 9239728
profile name: Kit Carson profile occupation: Explorer, Folk Hero, Military Leader
profile id: 9504013
profile name: Alfred Tennyson profile occupation: Poet
profile id: 40373
profile name: Felix Mendelssohn profile occupation: Educator, Songwriter, Conductor
Sign in with Facebook to see how you and your friends are connected to famous icons.
Your Friends' Connections
Other groups you may
be interested in
Madonna unapologetically celebrated and monetized her sexuality when she began her career in the 1980s. Her bold behavior paved the way for other female performers—including Cyndi Lauper, Britney Spears, and Janet Jackson—giving them the freedom to explore previously taboo roles and take control of their image and career.
9 people in this group
These celebs are always in the limelight so a healthy diet is a must—hence, they’ve gone vegan! While some have jumped on the bandwagon, others have made it a part of their lifestyles. From Bill Clinton to Jane Lynch, see which other celebs are getting healthy all while saving the animals with their more animal conscious diet.
32 people in this group
From stereotypical roles as maids and cooks to Academy Award-winning performances in blockbuster movies, African-Americans have come a long way in the world of film and TV. Early stars like Sidney Portier and Hattie McDaniel may have been the first actors to win awards for their stellar performances, but modern-day actors such as Denzel Washington and Halle Berry are still breaking new ground as the first African-Americans to win Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes in certain categories. Learn about the African-American actors who became the first to change the fabric film and TV with their dramatic performances.
18 people in this group
African-American Firsts: Film & TV