Who is Edgar Allan Poe

  • Poe is born

    Edgar Poe is born to Elizabeth Poe and David Poe Jr. They were both traveling actors.
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  • Edgar's Family Dies

    His mom and dad both die of tuberculosis. The three kids were split up to go live with other people, Edgar went to go live with a foster family.
  • Traveling/ School

    He went to England for five years and enrolled in school but then he came back to the US, in Richmond, Virginia
  • First Poem

    He wrote his very first poem when he was fifteen years old. " Last night, with many cares & toils oppres'd,/ Weary, I laid me on a couch to rest."- Edgar Allan Poe
  • College

    He enrolled to the University of Virginia in the middle of the academic year.
  • He is published

    "For all of his problems, in the course of his relatively short life Poe revitalized American literature, producing perfectly crafted stories and poems while creating whole new genres (we have Poe to thank for the detective story, for example)" (Shmoop).
  • Death of his Foster Mother

    His foster mother, Frances Allan, and he was close to her so it was sad for him.
  • Goes to West Point

    He goes to the Military School, West Point and a few months later he wrote his second book of poetry but he got kicked out of the school and continued to write.
  • He got married

    Poe was 27 at the time and he married his 13 year old cousin, Virginia Clemm
  • His wife dies

    She died of Turburculosis. So many things had happened to him recently that he thought he was going insane so he became a severe alcoholic.
  • Enagement

    After his wife died he went and proposed to two other girls but he didn't marry either of them.
  • Death

    He was found dead in a Baltimore gutter and he is pronounced dead for unknown causes. He was buried in Westminister Presbyterian Church in Baltimore.