Similarities Between John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln


This list has been seen many times all over the internet

Every Feb 12th, we celebrate President Lincoln’s birthday

Here are some of the eerie similarities between the lives of Lincoln and JFK. Some may argue this is simply a cooincidence while other thing this may be some secret.

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  • Both presidents had seven letters in their last name.
  • Both were over six feet tall.
  • Both men studied law.
  • Both seemed to have lazy eye muscles, which would sometimes cause one to deviate.
  • Both suffered from genetic diseases. It is suspected that Lincoln had Marfan’s disease, and Kennedy suffered from Addison’s disease. Marfan’s is  a connective tissue disease which results in over elastic tissue.  Addison’s results in low levels of cortisol production, which leads to fatigue and exhaustion.
  • Both served in the military.  Lincoln was a scout captain in the Black Hawk War, and Kennedy served as a navy lieutenant in World War II.
  • Both were boat captains. Lincoln was a skipper for the Talisman, a Mississippi River boat, and Kennedy was skipper of the PT-109.
  • Both had no fear of their mortality and disdained bodyguards.
  • Both often stated how easy it would be to shoot the president. Lincoln supposedly said, “If somebody wants to take my life, there is nothing I can do to prevent it.” Kennedy supposedly said, “If somebody wants to shoot me from a window with a rifle, nobody can stop it.” Note that both these quotes are each 16 words long.


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  • Both presidents were shot in the head, on a Friday.
  • Both were seated beside their wives when shot. Neither Mrs. Lincoln nor Mrs. Kennedy was injured. Both wives held the bullet-torn heads of their husbands.
  • In each case, the man was injured but not fatally. Major Henry Rathbone was slashed by a knife, and Governor John Connolly was shot.
  • Lincoln sat in Box 7 at Ford’s Theatre. Kennedy rode in car 7 in the Dallas motorcade.
  • Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre. Kennedy was shot in a Ford product, a Lincoln limousine.
  • Mrs. Kennedy insisted that her husband’s funeral mirror Lincoln’s as closely as possible.

The Assassins

  • Both assassins used three names: John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald. (It should be noted that Lee Harvey Oswald was known as just Lee Oswald prior to the assassination.)
  • There are 15 letters in each assassin’s name.
  • Both assassins struck when in their mid-20s. Booth was born in 1838, and Oswald was born in 1939.
  • Each assassin lacked a strong father figure in his life. Booth’s father died when he was 13 years old, and Oswald’s father died before he was born.
  • Each assassin had two brothers whose careers he coveted. Booth’s two brothers were more successful actors and Oswald envied his brothers’ military lives.
  • Both assassins were privates in the military. Booth was a private in the Virginia Militia, and Oswald was a private in the Marine Corps. Both assassins were born in the south.
  • Both assassins were known sympathizers to enemies of the United States. Booth supported the Confederacy and Oswald was a Marxist.
  • Both assassins often used aliases. Booth frequently used “J. Wilkes” and Oswald used the name “Alek J. Hidell.”
  • Booth shot Lincoln at a theatre and was cornered in a warehouse. Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and was cornered in a theatre.
  • Each assassin was detained by an officer named Baker. Lt. Luther B. Baker was leader of the cavalry patrol that trapped Booth at Garrett’s Barn. Officer Marion L. Baker, a Dallas motorcycle patrolman, briefly detained Oswald on the second floor of the School Book Depository until he learned that he worked there.
  • Both assassins were killed with a single shot from a Colt revolver.
  • Both assassins were shot in a blaze of light, Booth after the barn was set afire, and Oswald in the form of television cameras.

Family and Friends

  • Both presidents were named after their grandfathers.
  • Both were born second children.
  • Both married while in their 30s. Lincoln married at 33 and Kennedy married at 36.
  • Both married dark-haired, 24-year-old women.
  • Both wives died around the age of 64. Mary Todd Lincoln died in 1882 at age 63 years and 215 days, and Jackie Kennedy died in 1994 at age 64 years 295 days.
  • Both wives were known for their high fashion in clothes.
  • Both wives renovated the White House after many years of neglect.
  • Each couple had four children, two of whom died before becoming a teen.
  • Each couple lost a son while in the White House. Willie Lincoln died at age 12 in 1862, and Kennedy’s son Patrick died two days after his birth in 1963.

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  • Both presidents were elected to the House of Representatives in ’46.
  • Both were runners-up for the party’s nomination for vice-president in ’56.
  • Both were elected to the presidency in ’60.

Vice Presidents

  • Southern Democrats named Johnson succeeded both Lincoln and Kennedy (Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Baines Johnson).
  • Andrew Johnson was born in 1808, and Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.
  • There are six letters in each Johnson’s first name.
  • Both Johnsons served in the military. Andrew was a brigadier general in the Civil War and Lyndon was a commander in the U.S. Navy during WW2.
  • Both Johnsons were former southern senators.
  • Both Johnsons had urethral stones, the only presidents to have them.
  • Both Johnsons chose not to run for reelection in ’68.


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Lastly, it is reported that 1 week before  his death, Abraham Lincoln was in Monroe, Maryland.  Ironically, shortly before John F. Kennedy was killed, he was…(fill in the blanks)

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40 responses to “Similarities Between John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln

  1. man that is so wierd and just to think of that is truly amazing.

  2. this is amazing!!! there is definitely something going on here. I’ve heard that skeptics disagree with all this, and that you could find many similarities between ANY two famous people…but I completely disagree. I think there is some kind of group or plan or something going on here in the United States that has been going on for years, and only a few people are involved, and they guard that knowledge with their lives. This is something way too deep for anyone to understand but the people who created it. It’s mysterious and crazy, and I love it. >:)

  3. its crazy it almost seems like kennedy planned this but he couldnt have planned some things like being second born i think it all was coincedence but still it doesnt seem true and for people to realize this is amazing i believe it all just happened but im so glad to know this

    • kind of like ppl today. even just people in general have the same things happens such as with a boyfriend leaving them, their parents leaving, some kids get pregnant at a young age like others do. its not just in the people that were very famous. its every day.

  4. hey wierdosss!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. it’s freaky dude!!!

  6. lauryn, you’ve lost it. there is no secret society who’s magically creating similarities between people and then killing them. it’s not mysterious, it is a coincidence. and some of it is quite a stretch, such as, “There are six letters in each Johnson’s first name.” do you know how many names have six letters? it’s neat, it really is, but don’t get sucked in by it.

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  8. thats soooo crazy! somethings not right with that! thr must b omethin lse goin on! AHHH


  10. it really is interesting but overall i think its just a freaky coincidence! cool to read about though!

  11. There’s one thing that was not meantioned. Lincoln was in Monroe, Maryland before he died. Kennedy was with Marilyn Monroe before he died.

  12. i think is amazing (not the fact that these presidents were assassinated though. anyways, it just shows how history repeats itself. my father was a social studies teacher for many years and in many different cases, life repeats itself. makes it a lot easier. think about pearl harbor and then the twin towers that were bombed and we had to go to war for those. crazy, but cool.

  13. dude i think its just a really weird coincidence but its really interesting though.
    and i don’t thinks theres somes secrets societys makins somes coincidences.

  14. its kinda cool how ther r soo many similarities between dese 2..but maybe its a coincidence or sumfin mysterius goiin on..but ppl sum of da info is totally wrong..i meen like da fact dat they werr sayin dat history is repeatin it self evry 100 yers..its fake..the yers arent even exact..and it isnt confirmed dat kennedy had a secretary named lincoln..and da fact dat oswald was kennedys assassin isnt confirmed either..dats jus wat the warren report thinks..most eye witnesses said dat it was not only oswald……..

  15. History has a way of repeating itself.

  16. Also, Lincoln’s secretary name was Kennedy and she warned him not to go to the theater. Kennedy’s secretary name was Lincoln and she warned him not to go to dallas

  17. I Just wonder… The whole Jack Ruby thing. Something went on. Mafia, Castro something. But it is offensive to hear who they blamed. CIA, FBI, Pro-Castroites, Anti-Castroites, The Secret Service, Castro, KGB, Aliens, Politics, L.B.J., Army, Government Officials, Military Leaders, I mean, almost ALL was Americans.

  18. 1 problem with the Monroe thing…Marilyn Monroe died in 1962 and Kennedy was shot in 1963….so Kennedy could not have been with her before his death.

  19. I think that Kennedy was a reincarnation of Lincoln.

  20. i think that that history that happend all at the same time [ almost ] is awsome

  21. This is amazing! Anywho why would anyone kill JFK or Abe Lincoln. Today is the anniversary of jfks death. :(

  22. >ashley strong OMG THATS CRAZY!!! so not fake

  23. evidence that the physical manifestation of reoccuring characteristics manipulate the fabric of events which are portrayed through the existence of the human souls.

  24. This shit is so crazy it makes u wonder how much of are lives are planned out like with the way that everything in their lives pretty much matched up….. here is a theory what if we have microchips in our brain that a group of ppl control and u think u make ur own choices but really they are already planned out and u do everything they say I think it’s true or maybe it’s just that life repeats its self and everyone lives someone elses life every hundred years or maybe it could of been a re-encarnation like Lincoln was re-encarnated into JFK and was ment to live the same life

  25. Swag nukka man

    uz r all wack believe what u wanna believe because none of us no what rlly went on so we cant just say if it was fake or not cuz it could be real or it could just be a weird cowinkiedink

  26. I have heard all of this before, but it is still amazing to see all the similarities between Lincoln and Kennedy.
    Talk about history repeating itself.
    Eerie, but real.
    Really makes you think.

    George Vreeland Hill

  27. Thats why you should read history

  28. come on now people, some of these are just plain bullshit. The one that made me understand how full of it this whole website is was the one about Lincoln being shot in box 7 at ford theater…. there are not 7 box’s in that theater… I’ve been there. Also the whole he was in monroe thing a week before, He was in City Point VA…… There is no city named Monroe in Maryland. It is interesting don’t get me wrong. But the fact that both the assassins had father issues is kind debatable

  29. i really do think that History has a way of repeating itself. i dnt think that many coincidence can be possible. The world has it strange ways that are unexplainable.

  30. This was really help ful

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