On this day, Edgar Allen Poe was born to David Poe, Jr and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins.
Edgar Allen Poe's Life
From his birth to his death, Edgar Allen Poe was a disturbed man. In this timeline we will go over how he began writing with his interest in mystery and macbre in hand.
Poe's sister, Rosalie, is born.
Poe's sister, Rosalie, is born to David Poe, Jr. and Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins, with siblings Edgar Allen Poe and William Henry Leonard Poe.
Poe's parents die
Poe's mother dies from tubercolosis and Poe's father leaves, rending Poe, his sister and brother orphans.
Poe writes his first poem.
Edgar Allen Poe writes his first poem.
Poe enlists in the US Army and shortly after his first book is published.
Unable to support himself, Poe signs up for the Army, who paid him 5 dollars a month. He was later promoted to a salary of 10 dollars a month. His first book, Tamerlane and Other Poems, was published soon after he joined the Army.
William Henry Leonard Poe dies.
The eldest sibling William dies, part of the cause from alcoholism
Poe marries his cousin.
Poe marries Virginia Clemm, his first cousin, who was 13 at the time. This marriage lasted until Virginia's death at age 24, dying from tubercolosis.
Poe writes his first novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.
Poe's first novel was written.
Poe's story collection is published.
Poe's story collection, Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, is published in two volumes.
The Raven is published.
One of Poe's most famous literary works, The Raven, is published.
Virginia dies of tuberculosis at the Bronx in Poe's home.
Edgar Allen Poe dies.
No one knows exactly how Poe died, but there are many speculations that it was rabies, tuburculosis, and other diseases that killed him at age 40.