How tall was Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln's Height

6ft 3.75in (192.4 cm)

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of The United States.
I am, in height, six feet, four inches, nearly....weighing, on average, one hundred and eighty pounds.

How tall was Abraham Lincoln

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Average Guess (34 Votes)
6ft 3.88in (192.7cm)
Mikey said on 2/Sep/17
Man, you guys have the nerve to short-change honest Abe. Blasphemy, 6'4 on the nose!
Mincer said on 19/Aug/17
He was also known as being a very good wrestler
Slim 182 cm said on 31/Jul/17
Nice, I think Average stature back then was 167-168 for men. 25 cm above average. Damn. A legit tall man. I guess at that extraordinary height you wouldn't lie/exaggerate it. RIP, I think he abolished slavery.
Sonnecker said on 13/May/17
192-193 cm tall was incredibly tall for a man of his time, when average stature was about 5 inches lower!!
Mark(5'9.25 said on 3/May/17
Rob, how did you manage to get his height correctly like this? This is amazing and I don't think I can guess heights back then.

I think he would have been towering.
Editor Rob: it's the height he claimed to be.
Ian C said on 3/Apr/17
Odd that Lincoln weighed so little. He is said to have had enormous feet, and his head seems large. He was said to have been extremely strong in his youth, but that could be myth-making by his admirers.

Also, why is he so often described as ugly? He has a rough, dignified beauty in all his photographs. Maybe he had bad teeth?
Sam said on 30/Mar/17
To be the modern equivalent to how much taller he was to the average in his day and age, he would be more than 6'7" I would think.
Sexton1 said on 18/Mar/17
Comments here reveal people don't understand how height has changed over time. It's not that everyone has gotten taller—the AVERAGE has gone up, as a result of various factors (and in "advanced countries," even the Netherlands, that trend has stopped and, in some cases, slightly reversed). Which is why the three tallest Presidents were born in three different centuries: Jefferson in the 18th, Lincoln in the 19th, and Johnson in the 20th. And Jefferson, the earliest of the tallest Presidents, was taller than Obama and Trump, the two latest Presidents. Moreover, there's been very little increase in the average height of Americans since the 18th century, as living standards in America were already relatively high at that point, and immigration/genetic factors can keep average height down. In Lincoln's lifetime, he was in the top 1 percentile for height. Today he would be—in the top 1 percentile.

Viewed in the longer term, average human height goes up and down. Average height in advanced countries now is similar to what it was in very early human history, and only a little taller than in the early middle ages. The dramatic increase comes the early modern period to the later modern period—living conditions in the early modern period were worse than in the middle ages, and it took a long time for populations at large to reap the benefits of new technology etc., which have peaked. So it's myth that people get taller and taller throughout history
berta said on 7/Feb/17
if he would have lived today he must have been little over 2 meter atleast?
Nova176 said on 4/Feb/17
Funny how he lived in a time where average height was roughly 5'6 and is still the tallest president of all time.
Wiles189 said on 31/Jan/17
All presidents should be 6ft+ IMO
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 30/Jan/17
LBJ looked barely 6ft2 with Kennedy
Wiles189 said on 29/Jan/17
Abraham Lincoln 6'3.5-6'4

Lyndon B. Johnson 6'3.25-6'3.5

Thomas Jefferson 6'2-6'3

These are the 3 tallest presidents
Sandy Cowell said on 24/Jan/17
6ft3.75? That is very tall even today, but back in the day Lincoln was President, it was toweringly tall!
Fantastic piece of information there, by the way!
At less than 13 stone, he was very trim for such a tall man.
James said on 21/Jan/17
He was 6'3.5", half an inch taller than Lyndon Johnson.
heelshealheight said on 5/Jan/17
Wouldn't disagree, here. Moreover, I wouldn't be surprised if he were 6ft5 in his youth ('in his heyday'). Lincoln was a man of great physical as well as political height.
Guyster said on 1/Jan/17
An enormous man every bit of 6'4, as legend has it, there is a picture of him with all the Union Generals, and towers head and shoulders above them all.
Guyster said on 1/Jan/17
An enormous man every bit of 6'4, as legend has it, there is a picture of him with all the Union Generals, and towers head and shoulders above them all.
James B said on 29/Dec/16
Exact same height as clint Eastwood
6'1 cowboy said on 27/Dec/16
I'm not sure if Abe is almost 6'4. I think he may be claiming his morning height and was probably 6'3. Still very tall 6'3 in his day was like 6'5 or 6'6 now and no one would have questioned if he claimed 6'4.
Realist said on 24/Dec/16
6'4 180 is right for him
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 21/Dec/16
Lyndon B Johnson was reported to be both 6ft3.5 and 6ft4, but he didn't look much over 6ft3.
James said on 18/Dec/16
Johnson was just under 6'3".
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 6/Dec/16
Reports have claimed LBJ as the tallest but with Kennedy did not look like a big 6ft4 guy
184-182 said on 22/Nov/16
What was the average height for a man back in the 1800s? I can't imagine how tall Abe Lincoln was compared to most people back then, with the stovepipe hat adding a few more inches :)
Editor Rob: 5ft 6 range.
Mathew Robinson (190 cm) said on 17/Nov/16
He's the tallest elected U.S, president yet, even still over 150 years later.

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