The Life of Edgar Allan Poe

  • Birth of Poe

    January 19, 1809 In Boston to Actors Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and David Poe, Jr. Older Silbings were Rosalie Mackenzie Poe and William Henry Leonard Poe.
  • David Poe left the family

    Edgars father David abandoned the family.
  • Eliza Poe's death

    Edgars mother dies Tuberculosis before he was 2
  • Seperated

    After Elizabeths death, The three children were seperated from each other.
    Edgar was brought to Richmond, Virginia; Where his new foster parents, John and Frances Allan, lived.
  • Started schooling

    John used his (large) profit to have edgar enrolled in the best schools. his first school was in Richmond Virginia. In his first five years; He learned Latin,French, math, and history.
  • Started College

    Poe started attending the University of Virginia at 17.
    Date unknown
  • Dropped out

    After a year in the University of Virginia, His gambling and drinking caught up with him. John allan, who had been providing the needed money, refused to pay Edgar's gambling debts. After less than a year Edgar dropped out.
  • Enlisted in the army under a false name

    after john disowned edgar and refused to pay his debts; Edgar joined the army as Edgar A. Perry
  • First book released

    "Tamerlane and Other Poems" Released/Published
  • Mrs. Allans death

    After the death of his foster mother Poe moved in with his grandma; Who was housing his aunt, brother, and cousin aswell.
  • Marriage <3

    Edgar Married his 13 year old cousin Virginia
  • Editing and Writing period

    from 1836-1846, Edgar was editing and writing poems/short stories.
    He edited for Burton's Gentleman's Magazine Graham's Magazine, and the Broadway Journal.
    His writing included The Fall of the House of Usher, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Raven.