As arguably the most famous American in history, Abraham Lincoln’s life has been well documented. Almost everyone has heard the tale of how he was born in a log cabin, and how he was tall, honest and self-educated. He’s praised for his Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves and celebrated for his perseverance in keeping the United States one nation, and not a country divided between North and South.
Yet there’s a great deal that many people don’t know about the 16th president. Here are five unusual facts about Abraham Lincoln.