Edgar alan pol By lautarosamutm Jun 19, 1809 birth of edgar allan poe Edgar Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts. 1811 death of edgar pol's mother Edgar's mother dies, leaving the children orphaned. Period: 1811 to 1815 separation from his brothers Edgar and his brothers are separated and live with different families. 1815 Move to the Allans Edgar moves to Richmond, Virginia, to live with John and Francis Allan. Period: 1815 to 1820 Private Education and Gambling Habit Edgar received private education and developed a gambling habit. 1820 Military Service Edgar enlisted in the United States Army under the name Edgar A. Perry. 1827 Publication of "Tamerlane and Other Poems" He published the pamphlet "Tamerlane and Other Poems," which was not successful. 1830 Publication of Story Collection He published a collection of stories in the 1830s. 1831 Publication of "Poems by Edgar Allan Poe" He published "Poems by Edgar Allan Poe" and began submitting stories to magazines. 1833 Prize and Work at the Southern Literary Messenger He received an award for his story "Ms. Found in a Bottle" and started working at the Southern Literary Messenger. 1837 Marriage and Moves He married Virginia and moved to various locations, including New York and Philadelphia. 1841 Start of Detective Fiction He introduced the genre of detective fiction with "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." 1843 Literary Prize for "The Gold Bug" He won a literary prize for "The Gold Bug." 1847 Virginia's Death and Depression Poe's wife died of tuberculosis, triggering his alcohol abuse and depression. 1849 Death and Mystery He was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore on October 3rd and died four days later, with the cause of death remaining a mystery.