Edgar Allan Poe

  • Birth

    Edgar Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Death of his mother

    Death of his mother
    Edgar was one of three children, his father abandoned them.
    On December 8, 1811, his mother Eliza died of tuberculosis.
    And he was adopted by another family.
  • Failure

    Edgar published a forty-page pamphlet called Tamerlane and Other Poems, which was ultimately a failure.
  • He became an artillery sergeant major

    He became an artillery sergeant major
    At the age of 21, in March 1830 he entered the prestigious West Point military academy. He was soon a leader to his peers. There he told invented stories about travels or about his genealogy. I didn't stop writing.
  • Publish

    Poe publishes a collection of history
  • Start publishing

    In 1831 he published Poems of Edgar Allan.
    Poe began submitting stories to magazines.
  • Awards

    Poe received the award for his work ´´Ms. Found in a Bottl´´.
    In that same year he started working for the magazine Southern Literary Messenger
  • Virgina Clemm Poe, cousin and wife of Edgar

    Virgina Clemm Poe, cousin and wife of Edgar
    He married her in Baltimore in May 16, 1836 when she was 14 and he was 26. Although she was young, Poe loved her until his last moments.
  • New genre

    New genre
    I started writing police fiction genre, I started with 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue'.
  • Tale

    He won a literary award for 'The Golden Beetle'.
    He also published 'The Tell-Tale Heart'.
  • Death of his wife

    Death of his wife
    His wife fell ill with tuberculosis and died at the age of 24.
    Because of this Edgar became depressed and began to consume alcohol.
  • Death of Egar Allan Poe

    Death of Egar Allan Poe
    Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, four days later he died.
    The actual cause of his death is unknown, but it is believed to have been acute alcohol poisoning, meningitis or even rabies.