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Edgar Allan Poe Timeline

  • Birth: January 19, in Boston

  • Edgar´s parents separate. Elizabeth Poe takes the children

  • Parents´Death

    Elizabeth Arnold Poe dies of tuberculosis in Richmond, Virginia. Within days, David Poe also dies of tuberculosis. With no parents to take care of them, the three children of the family are split up. Henry goes to live with his paternal grandparents. A Richmond couple, John and Frances Allan, take in Edgar as a foster child. Rosalie is taken in by another Richmond family named Mackenzie. Both Edgar and Rosalie adopt their foster families' names as their middle names.
  • England

    The Allan family sails to London, where Edgar enrolls in school.
  • Back to USA

    Five years after leaving America for England, the Allans return to Richmond, Virginia.
  • First Poem

    A fifteen-year-old Edgar Allan Poe pens his first known poem: "Last night, with many cares & toils oppres'd,/ Weary, I laid me on a couch to rest."31
  • College

    Poe enrolls midway through the academic year at the University of Virginia, which had opened less than a year before.
  • Splits With Allans

    After running up a $2,000 gambling debt while at college, Poe gets into an argument with his foster father when John Allan refuses to give him money to settle the debt. Poe ditches college and the Allans. He moves to Baltimore to join relatives there.
  • Soldier and Published Author

    Poe enlists in the U.S. Army under the name "Edgar A. Perry." Shortly after, his first book—a poetry collection entitled Tamerlane and Other Poems—is published. The author is listed only as "A Bostonian."
  • Death of Foster Mother

    Poe's foster mother, Frances Allan, with whom he was still close, dies in Richmond. Poe—by now a sergeant major in the Army—obtains leave to travel to her funeral.
  • West Point

    Poe is appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A few months later he publishes his second book of poetry, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems.
  • West Point Reject & Emerging Writer

    Tired of the military, Poe successfully attempts to get himself kicked out of West Point. When he stops going to classes and chapel, Poe is court-martialed and dismissed. He publishes several anonymous short stories plus another book of poems.
  • Southern Literary Messenger

    Poe takes a job as editor of the Southern Literary Messenger magazine. He publishes critical reviews of other writers' work as well as his own stories and poems.
  • Marriage

    Poe—now 27 years old—marries his thirteen-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm, at a ceremony in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Moves North

    Poe moves his new wife and mother-in-law to New York and then to Philadelphia.
  • First Novel

    Poe's first novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, is published.
  • Poe's first novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, is published.

    Poe is hired as an editor at Burton's Gentleman's Magazine, a job he holds until June 1840.
  • The fall of the house of Usher

    The fall of the house of Usher
    It is a tale of terror of the American writer Edgar Allan Poe, considered one of the most important of his narrative production. It was published for the first time in Burton's Gentleman's Magazine,
  • Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque

    Poe's story collection Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque is published in two volumes.
  • The murders in the rue morgue

    The murders in the rue morgue
    C. Auguste Dupin is a man in Paris who solves the mystery of the brutal murder of two women.
  • The masque of the red death

    The masque of the red death
  • The gold bug

    The gold bug
    It was translated into Spanish and published for the first time in June 1843, in the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper, after Poe won a short story contest called by the newspaper itself, which was also awarded $ 100.
  • Tell tale heart

    Tell tale heart
    The victim was an old man with a filmy "vulture-eye", as the narrator calls it. The narrator emphasizes the careful calculation of the murder, attempting the perfect crime, complete with dismembering and hiding the body under the floorboards.
  • The black cat

    The black cat
    Published in the Philadelphia Saturday Evening Post, it is a horror story that tells the home life of a young couple together with their peaceful cat.
  • "Nevermore"

    Poe publishes the poem , The Raven in the New York Evening Mirror. It is wildly successful, bringing the writer the fame and fortune that have long eluded him. He soon becomes editor and owner of a magazine called the Broadway Journal, a doomed enterprise that is already in debt when Poe takes over.
  • Death of Wife

    Poe's wife Virginia dies of tuberculosis at their home in the Bronx. Poe has been so despondent during the final months of her illness that friends thought he was going insane. The loss of his wife sends Poe into a downward spiral of alcoholism.
  • Engagement

    Poe proposes to a poet named Sarah Helen Whitman, who agrees on the condition that he quit drinking. Poe can't live up to the promise, and Whitman calls off the engagement a month later.
  • Engaged Again

    Poe travels to Richmond and convinces his childhood sweetheart, Elmira Royster Shelton, to become his fiancée. He joins the Sons of Temperance, an organization that forbids drinking (sort of like a nineteenth-century equivalent of Alcoholics Anonymous). The next month, Poe travels to Baltimore.
  • Death

    After being found unconscious in a Baltimore gutter, Edgar Allan Poe is taken to the hospital and pronounced dead of causes still unknown. He is buried at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.