John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth

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John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was the American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. He was a member of the prominent 19th-century Booth theatrical family from Maryland and a well-known actor in his own right. He was also a Confederate sympathizer, vehement in his denunciation of Lincoln and strongly opposed to the abolition of slavery in the United States.

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Full name at birth
John Wilkes Booth
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Claim to fame
murdered Abraham Lincoln to avenge The South
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Date of birth
10 May 1838
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Place of birth
Bel Air, Maryland USA
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Date of death
26 April 1865
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Place of death
Port Royal, Virginia USA
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Cause of death
Gunshot wound
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Resting place
Green Mount Cemetery,Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
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Occupation
Stage actor
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5' 6" (168 cm)
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High school
St. Timothy`s Hall, Catonsville, Maryland
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