Edgar Allen Poe

  • Edgar

    Edgar was born in Boston to actors David and Eliza Poe
  • Theatrical Tour

    Theatrical Tour
    Eliza Poe, on theatrical tour, dies in Richmond
    Edgar is taken in by John and Frances Allan
  • School

    In England with the Allans (1815-20)
    Attends school in London
  • Engagement

    Secretly engaged to Sarah Elmira Royster
  • Good Boy Gone Bad

    Good Boy Gone Bad
    Student at University of Virginia
    Excels in ancient and modern languages
    Incurs gambling debts
  • Big Boy Growing Up

    Big Boy Growing Up
    Quarrels with John Allan
    Leaves for Boston
    Enlists in the U.S Army as "Edgar A Perry"
    Publishes Tamerlane and Other Poems in Boston
  • Death In The Family

    Death In The Family
    Frances Allan dies
    Transferred to Fortress Monroe, Virginia
    Promoted to Sergeant Majpr
    Discharged from the Army in March
  • Another Death

    Another Death
    John Allan dies
  • Moving Time

    Moving Time
    Moves to Philadelphia
    The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
  • Moving Again

    Moving Again
    Moves to New York City
  • The End

    The End
    Leaves Richmond for New York, 27 September
    Found delirious in Baltimore, 3 October
    Dies, 7 October