Edgar Allan Poe

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  • 1809

    E. Poe is Born
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  • 1811

    E. Poe's mother dies
  • 1815

    E. Poe attends school in England
  • 1820

    E. Poe Returns to the USA to continue his education.
  • 1823

    Edgar attends the academy of William Burke, succeeds in athletics.
  • 1826

    Edgar attends the University of Virginia, goes by "Edgar Poe".
  • 1827

    Poe drops out of school because John Allan won't give him any money.
    Poe writes and prints his first book, "Tamerlane and other Poems".
    Poe can't support himself so he joins the United States Army.
  • 1828

    Edgar Poe does well in the Army, attains rank of sergeant major.
  • 1829

    Mrs. Allan dies, Edgar returns home.
    Poe and John Allan temporarily reconcile their differences.
    Poe applies to West Point, John Allan sponsors him.
  • 1831

    Poe deliberately gets kicked out of West Point.
  • 1832

    Poe submits a number of stories to magazines. They are rejected.
  • 1833

    Poe sends a desperate letter to John Allan asking for help, and is ignored.
  • 1834

    John Allan dies and leaves Edgar nothing in his will.
  • 1835

    Poe wins a contest for "The Manuscript Found in a Bottle".
    Because of the contest, Poe finally gets a job.
  • 1836

    Edgar Poe marries his cousin Virginia in May. She is 13.
  • 1838

    Poe writes "Ligeia".
  • 1839

    Poe writes "The Fall of the House of Usher".
    "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque", Poe's first volume of short
    stories, is published. He receives no money from the publisher.
  • 1841

    Poe writes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue".
  • 1843

    Poe wins a hundred dollar prize for "The Gold Bug".
  • 1844

    Poe moves back to New York City.
    Thousands were deceived by Poe's story, "The Balloon Hoax".
    Poe writes "The Purloined Letter".
  • 1845

    Poe writes "The Raven".
    Poe was working 14 hour days but still couldn't make a living.
  • 1846

    Poe writes "The Philosophy of Composition".
    Poe sues another paper for libel and wins. The suit is settled for $225.00.
  • 1847

    Poe's wife, Virginia, dies from tuberculosis on January 30.
  • 1848

    Poe writes "The Poetic Principle".
  • 1849

    Poe joins the "Sons of Temperance" in an effort to stop drinking.
    Poe lectures on "The Poetic Principle".
  • 1849

    Poe leaves NYC and visits John Sartain in Philadelphia.
  • 1849

    Poe goes to Richmond and stays at the Swan Tavern Hotel.
  • 1849

    Poe leaves Richmond and goes back to Philadelphia.
  • 1849

    Poe apparently gets on the wrong train and goes to Baltimore.
  • 1849

    Poe is found half conscious and is taken to a hospital.
  • 1849

    Edgar Allan Poe dies.