He was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusettes to David and Elizabeth Poe.
Po's Parents separate
Edgar's parents separate. Elizabeth Poe takes the children.
The Allen's adopt Poe
Elizabeth Poe, Edgar's biological mother died. Mr. and Mrs. John Allen adopted him. Edgar Poe makes Allen his middle name.
Poe goes to School in England.
Poe's school was in Manor School at Stoke Newington in England. He attended it from 1815-1820.
Poe returns to America for College
He goes to University of Virginia, but was expelled for not paying his debt. His adoptive father, John Allen would not help pay, and he and Poe got into a fight. Allen disowned Poe.
Poe is engaged
He askes Elmira Royster to marrry him, but her parents call off the wedding.
Poe enters the U.S Army
He went in under the name of Edgar A. Perry. He had to go to Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina. Sullivan’s Island is where the settings are for his stories 'The Gold Bug' (1843) and 'The Balloon Hoax' (1844). He was discharged from the Army after “intentional neglect of his duties.”
Tamerlane and Other Poems published
Tamerlane and Other Poems was one of the first things published.
It was the first of his books published by Southern Literary Messenger.
After living with his father’s sister, Maria Clemm , he marries his 13 year old cousin, Virginia Clemm. She dies of tuberculosis.
The Fall of the House of Usher Published
It was one his classic horror stories.
The Raven Published
One his most famous stories ever published.
Poe attempts suicide
After a life of tradgedy, Poe tries to attempt suicide. He fails.
Poe writes Ananbel Lee
Poe wrot the poem, Ananbel Lee. It was his favorite. It was about Virginia.
He told his mother he was leaving Richmond, Virginia to go to New York. He never makes it. He was found outside a bar. He died at the hospital. He was only 40 years old.
The Poetic Principle Published
It was the last book of Po's to be published. He wasn't alive to see it actually published to the public.