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Edgar Allan Poe Timeline
⟶ Updated 27 Sep 2018 ⟶
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Edgar Poe is born in Boston to Elizabeth Arnold Poe and David Poe Jr.
Poe's sister Rosalie is born. Shortly after her birth, or possibly even before it, David Poe deserts the family,
Edgar's mother and father die of tuberculosis, leaving the Poe children with no parents. The three children were spilt up. Edgar was adopted by the Allans.
The Allan family sails to London, where Edgar enrolls in school.
The Allans return to Richmond, Virginia
A fifteen-year-old Edgar Allan Poe writes his first known poem
Poe enrolls in to the University of Virginia.
After running up a gambling debt while at college, Poe gets into an argument with his foster father when John Allan refuses to give him money to settle the debt. Poe ditches college and the Allans. He moves to Baltimore to join relatives there.
Poe enlist in the U.S army and shortly after his first book is published.
Poe's foster mother, Frances Allan, dies in Richmond
Poe publishes his second book of poetry, Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems.
Tired of the military, Poe successfully attempts to get himself kicked out of West Point. He then publishes several anonymous short stories plus another book of poems.
Poe's older, Henry, dies of either tuberculosis or cholera at the age of 27
Poe takes a job as editor of the magazine called 'Southern Literary Messenger'. He publishes critical reviews of other writers' work as well as his own stories and poems.
Poe marries his thirteen-year-old cousin, Virginia Clemm, at a ceremony in Richmond, Virginia
Poe moves his new wife and mother-in-law to New York and then to Philadelphia.
Poe's first novel 'The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym' is published.
Poe's story collection 'Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque' is published in two volumes.
Graham's Magazine runs Poe's short story "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," the first-ever entry in a genre now known as the detective story.
Poe begins delivering lectures on poetry.
Poe publishes the poem , The Raven in the New York Evening Mirror.
Poe, his wife, and her mother move to New York City, where he gets a job at the New York Evening Mirror.
Poe's wife Virginia dies of tuberculosis at their home in the Bronx
Poe travels to Richmond and convinces Elmira Royster Shelton, his childhood sweetheart, to become his fiancée.
Poe is found unconscious in a Baltimore gutter, after being taken to a hospital he is pronounced dead.
Poe travels to Baltimore
Henry Poe, Edgar Allan Poe's older brother, is born.
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