John Wilkes Booth

by matthew guess

The childhood and family life of John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth was born to a family of actors. His father, Junius Brutus Booth, was a great Shakespearean actor. His brother, Edwin Booth, was also a very talented actor. Those who knew Booth thought it only natural he would follow in his fathers footsteps.

Education of John Wilkes Booth

From 1850-1851 John Wilkes Booth attended Milton Boarding School for Boys. While there he met a gypsy fortune-teller who read the palm of his hand and predicted that he would have a short and grim life. He also attended the military academy St. Timothy's Hall where he learned how to be a soldier.

Important life events of John Wilkes Booth

In 1850 John Wilkes Booth met a gypsy fortune-teller who predicted he would have a short and grim life. That prediction would eventually come true when he assassinated Abraham Lincoln. The result of this was many southern and northern people got angry.

Accomplishments of John Wilkes Booth

John Wilkes Booth made his acting debut at age 17 at Richmond Theatre in Richmond Virginia. He also almost got away with killing the president

John Wilkes Booth contribution to change

He was the first person to assassinate a president. By doing this he angered many people in both the north and south.

Military background of John Wilkes Booth

He was a Confederate spy.