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John Wilkes Booth, 1838-1865

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1838
Place of Birth: Bel Air, MD
Date of Death: 1865.04.26
Place of Death:

Identity:

John Wilkes Booth was an actor, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln.

Life:

Wilkes assassinated Lincoln in Ford's Theatre, Washington on 14 April 1865. He fled to Virginia and was killed when refusing to surrender.

Bibliography:

American National Biography, New York and Oxford, 1999, vol. 3, p. 194.