The life of Edgar Alla Poe By Avriloberst Jan 19, 1809 Edgar Allan Poe birthday Edgar Allan Poe was born in January 19, 1809, in Boston, Massachusetts. 1811 He were separate of his siblings 1811 Poe's mother death 1818 He was in serious debt 1821 He was in serious debt 1822 He enlisted in the U.S army 1827 He published a forty-page booklet called Tamerlane and Other Poems 1831 In 1831, He published Poems by Edgar Allan Poe and began to submit short stories to magazines. 1833 Edgar received a prize for his work entitled "Ms. Found in a Bottle" 1835 Poe married, Virginia, and moved to Richmond. 1837 He stopped working at the magazine and moved to New York City, then to Philadelphia. He started working as coeditor of Burton’s Gentleman’s Magazine. 1841 Poe started a new genre of detective fiction with "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" 1843 Poe won a literary prize for "The Gold Bug," a tale of secret codes and hunting treasure. He also published a short story called "The Tell-Tale Heart". 1847 Poe’s wife became ill with tuberculosis and died. Edgar was devastated by the loss of his wife and started abusing alcohol. Oct 3, 1849 Poe was found delirious on the streets of Baltimore, wearing the clothes of another person. He died four days later. The actual cause of death was never determined, though acute alcohol poisoning, meningitis, or even rabies, were thought to be possible causes of death.