Edgar Allan Poe

By cjcassy
  • Unordinary Fact #9

    Edgar Allan Poe was the son of David Poe, an actor and Eliza Poe, an actress. Poe also had a sister. His sister Rosalie has no solid documentary evidence for this claim though.
  • Unordinary Fact #5

    Edagr Poe became an orphan at the age of 2, in 1811. His mother Eliza Poe died on December 8, 1811. Mr. and Mrs. John Allan adopt Edgar Poe. His name becomes Edagr Allan Poe.
  • War of 1812

    The War of 1812 begins. Edgar Allan Poe at this time in history was the age of 3.
    (Historical Fact #1)
  • 20th State

    Mississippi becomes the 20th State of the U.S.A on December 10th of 1817. At the time Poe is only 8 years old.
    (Historical Fact #2)
  • Unordinary Fact #6

    Poe attented Manor House School in Stoke-Newington,England. Here he studies many courses. Among those including dance.
  • Unordinary Fact #8

    Poe was an athletic student, who defended his friends from the biggest bullies. He was a supposed swimmer and runner. Poe also attented multiple private schools.
  • Unordinary Fact #7

    Poe mastered the most complex Latin works by the time he was a teenager. As a teen Poe was very gifted in foreign language. He wrote some of his early works in both French and Latin.
  • Sixth President

    The Sixth President comes into Office. John Ouicy Adams takes the place of President on March 4th of 1825. He only served a four year term as President. Poe was 16 years old when he became the Presdient of the USA.
    (Historical Fact #3)
  • Unordinary Fact #10

    He never in his life signed anything "Edgar Allan Poe." He therefore signed documents Edgar A. Poe, or E. A. Poe.
  • Unordinary Fact #2

    When Poe can no longer support himself, he joins the United States Army at the age of 18 on May 26, 1827. He enlisted under the name of "Edgar A.Perry".
  • Unordinary fact #1

    Poe writes and prints his first book " Tamerlane and Other Poems" at the age of 18 in 1827. Today, it is believed only 12 copies of the collection still exist. This short collection of poems is a genre of seductive fiction.
  • Seventh President

    Andrew Jackson stepped into Office taking the place as President after John Quicy Adams. His term lasted from March 4th of 1829 until Marth 4th of 1837. At the time he was elected into office Poe was 20 years old.
    (Historical Fact #4)
  • 1833 Act

    Slavery Ablolition Act of 1833 was put into place. Slavery was banned from Great Bitain. At the time Poe was at the age of 24.
    (Historical Fact #5)
  • Unoridinary Fact #4

    Poe finally recieves a job at the age of 26. Edgar Allan Poe's first real job was an editor for a newspaper. Poe got the job because he won a contest for writing a story called, The Manuscript Found in a Bottle" this was in 1835.
  • Unoridinary Fact #3

    Edgar Allan Poe married his 13-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm. At the time he was 27-years-old. In the marrige license her age was listed differently. Their only public ceremony was in Richmond on May 16, 1836. She died at the age of 24, on January 30, 1847. Her death was caused by an illiness she had for five years.
  • "Ligeia"

    Poe wrote the "Ligeia" at the age of 29, in 1838. This short story fell under the Geners of Romantic novel, Horror, and Gothic Fiction. The story follows an unnamed narrator and his wife Ligeia, a beautiful and intelligent raven-haired woman.
    (Literary Works #1)
  • "The Fall of the House of Usher"

    Poe wrote this at the age of 30 in 1839. It was a short story created about Horror. It was an emotional tale with fear, doom, and guilt.
    (Literary Works #2)
  • "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

    At the age of 32, Poe wrote this short story in 1841. It has been recognized as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination".
    (Literary Works #3)
  • "The Purloined Letter"

    At the age of 35, Poe wrote this short story as a detective fiction in 1844. This was the third of his three detective stories.
    (Literary Works #4)
  • "The Raven"

    The Raven was a narritive poem written by Poe in 1845. The poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere.
    (Literary Works #5)
  • 27th State

    The 27th State is added on. Florida becomes part of the United States of America on March 3rd of 1845. Edgar Allan Poe is 36 years old when this takes place.
    (Historical Fact #6)
  • Reason #3

    Another theory of Edgar Allan Poe's death was rabies. In the final stages of rabies, it is common for people to have periods of confusion that come and go, along with wide swings in pulse rate and other body functions, such as respiration and temperature. All of that occurred for Poe, according to medical records. Along witha fear of water, which is a classic sign of rabies. Source: http://www.umm.edu/news/releases/news-releases-17.htm#ixzz2JyiM3UTO
  • California Gold Rush

    Poe was at the age of 39 when the California Gold Rush begins. Thus began one of the largest human migrations in history as a half-million people from around the world descended upon California in search of instant wealth.
    (Historical Fact #7)
  • Reason #1

    Poe was brought to the Washington Hospital of Baltimore on the night of October 6, 1849 after being found in the middle of the road. He could of be mugged that night in the streets of Baltimore. He died the next day.
  • Reason #2

    One Theory is Alcohol. For a long time it was assumed that he died of liver failure brought on by a life of drunken excess.
  • Connection #2

    Baltimore Ravens formed their team name from Poe's poem "The Raven". A contest was held to determine the new name of the team that had moved to Baltimore, the name Ravens won over. The name was chosen in part because of the famous poet Edgar Allan Poe who spent part of his life in Baltimore. The name was picked in honor of Poe's famous poem 'The Raven'. It is also the reason the three mascots are named Edgar, Allan, and Poe.
  • Connection #3

    Crime and detective shows are all influenced by Poe. WIth in this it confronts the dark side of humanity the behavior show. It tries to see what scares humans to insanity.
  • Connection #1

    "The Following is based off of Poe's writtings and art. It is a series created in 2012. It connects the present day with Poe's writings from the 1800s. This television series is a drama and a thriller. It incorporates many of pieces from Poe.
  • Connection #4

    Poe influenced the theme of death but not just death, a violent death. Such as slow painful, greusome and some what creative and artistic deaths are what he contributed to modren films.
  • Connection #5

    Poe appears in pop culture. Through many characteristics in books, comics, fictions and theatre.