Edgar Allan Poe

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In History
  • Born in Boston

    Born in Boston
  • His parents seperate. His mother (Elizabeth) takes the children

    His parents seperate. His mother (Elizabeth) takes the children
    Edgar was 1 year old. His sister was born this year too.
  • His mother ELizabith dies of Tuberculosis. Mrs. and Mr john Allan adpot Edgar

    His mother ELizabith dies of Tuberculosis. Mrs. and Mr john Allan adpot Edgar
  • Edgar goes to school in England

    Edgar goes to school in England
    He was 6 years old
  • Edgar returns to the United States and continues his schooling.

    Edgar returns to the United States and continues his schooling.
    He was 11
  • Edgar attends the University of Virginia, goes by "Edgar Poe".

  • Poe drops out of school because John Allan won't give him any money.

    Poe can't support himself so he joins the United States Army.
  • Edgar Poe does well in the Army, attains rank of sergeant major.

    Edgar Poe does well in the Army, attains rank of sergeant major.
  • Mrs. Allan dies, Edgar returns home.

    Poe and John Allan temporarily reconcile their differences.
    Poe applies to West Point, John Allan sponsors him.
  • Poe deliberately gets kicked out of West Point.

  • Poe submits a number of stories to magazines. They are rejected.

    Poe submits a number of stories to magazines. They are rejected.
  • Poe sends a desperate letter to John Allan asking for help, and is ignored.

  • John Allan dies and leaves Edgar nothing in his will.

  • Edgar Poe marries his cousin Virginia in May. She is 13.

  • Poe writes "Ligeia".

  • Poe writes "The Fall of the House of Usher".

  • "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque", Poe's first volume of shortstories, is published. He receives no money from the publisher.

  • Poe writes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue".

  • Virginia Poe breaks a blood-vessel while playing the piano.

  • Poe moves back to New York City.

  • Thousands were deceived by Poe's story, "The Balloon Hoax".

  • Poe writes "The Purloined Letter".

  • Poe writes "The Raven".

    Poe was working 14 hour days but still couldn't make a living.
  • Poe writes "The Philosophy of Composition".

  • Poe sues another paper for libel and wins. The suit is settled for $225.00.

    Poe sues another paper for libel and wins. The suit is settled for $225.00.
  • Poe's wife, Virginia, dies from tuberculosis on January 30.

    Poe's wife, Virginia, dies from tuberculosis on January 30.
  • Last literary work

    Poe writes "The Poetic Principle".
  • Engagements

    Poe proposes to a poet named Sarah Helen Whitman, who agrees on the condition that he quit drinking. Poe can't live up to the promise, and Whitman calls off the engagement a month later.
    THen in 1849 Poe travels to Richmond and convinces his childhood sweetheart, Elmira Royster Shelton, to become his fiancée. He joins the Sons of Temperance, an organization that forbids drinking . The next month, Poe travels to Baltimore where he died.
  • Poe's last year

    June 30 - Poe leaves NYC and visits John Sartain in Philadelphia.
    July 13 - Poe goes to Richmond and stays at the Swan Tavern Hotel.Poe joins the "Sons of Temperance" in an effort to stop drinking.Poe lectures on "The Poetic Principle".
    Sept 27 - Poe leaves Richmond and goes back to Philadelphia.
    Sept 30 - Poe apparently gets on the wrong train and goes to Baltimore.Oct 3 - Poe is found half conscious and is taken to a hospital.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Dies

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    Edgar Allan Poe Career