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Edgar Allan Poe Biography & background information (created by lolamb221)

  • Birth

    Edgar Allan Poe is born in Boston, Massechussets on this day.
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    The life and times of Poe

  • Adoption

    Poe, his father having abandoned him a year prior, is left alone, due to his mother's death from tuberculosis, until he is adopted by the Allan family.
  • Baptism

    Poe is baptized by his foster family (the Allan family) on this day.
  • Literary Education

    Literary Education
    Edgar Allan Poe attends grammar school in Irvine, Scotland during this time.
  • Poe enlists in the Army

    Poe enlists in the Army
    Edgar Allan Poe enters the United States Army as a private on this date.
  • Edgar Allan Poe is discharged from the Army.

    Poe is removed from the active line of duty on this date.
  • Marriage

    Poe marries his thirteen year old cousin on this date; of whom was fourteen years his junior.
  • Most popular literary works

    Most popular literary works
    The Raven, published in 1845, becomes one of Poe's most well-known works, developing a massive fanbase, that still exists today. Two of his other works, Annabel Lee and The Bells, published posthumously, sell very well when they are eventually released and Poe's legendary status is established during this time.
  • Edgar Allan Poe's wife and cousin, Virgina, dies.

    Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe, stricken by tuberculosis, follows in Poe's mothers footsteps, dying at the tender age of 24.
  • Death

    Poe dies, from a cause that is still hotly debated today, on this day in 1849. Rabbies, heart disease and epilepsy are just some of the suggested explanations for his untimely demise.