Edgar Poe By Cassina Diego 1809 Edgar Born born on January 19 in Boston, Mas-sachusetts. 1811 Elizabeth Poe's mother, dies, leaving Edgar and his siblings orphaned. Period: 1811 to 1815 Brothers The three brothers are separated and live with different families. 1815 New Family Edgar is taken in by John and Francis Allan in Richmond, Virginia, a wealthy family 1826 debts Edgar develops a gambling problem and incurs significant debts. 1827 Failuire Publishes "Tamerlane and Other Poems", which is not successful. Period: 1830 to 1840 . Publishes a collection of stories. 1831 Success Publishes "Poems by Edgar Allan Poe" and be-gins to send short stories to magazines. 1833 Wins a Prize Wins a prize for her story "Ms. Found in a Bottle" and works for the Southern Literary Messenger. 1836 Virginia Marries Virginia and moves to Richmond. 1837 Moves Stops working at the Southern Literary Messenger and moves to New York and then to Philadelphia. He becomes co-editor of Burton's Gentleman's Magazine. 1841 Publishes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", considered the beginning of the detective fiction genre. 1843 Wins Literary award for "The Gold Bug." 1845 Publishes "The Tell-Tale Heart." 1847 Virginia Poe's wife, dies of tuberculosis. He be-gins to abuse alcohol and suffers from depression. Mar 10, 1849 Poe Found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, and dies four days later. The exact cause of his death remains a mystery.