Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America and one of the most world renowned presidents in the world. Born on February 1809 he was the son of Thomas and Nancy Lincoln and had two siblings: Sarah Lincoln Grigsby and another Thomas Lincoln. He was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky in a one room log cabin. He mainly self educated because he had to work to support his family. He also loved to read books and books wherever he was, whenever he had time. As a young man he worked several jobs like a shopkeeper, surveyor, postmaster, and for a time he used to chop wood. He soon moved into politics and won a seat in the Illinois Legislature when he was 25.