Edgar Allan Poe by: Qusai Ghalib

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    date of birth
    he was American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Born in Boston.
  • events that happend in his life

    events that happend in his life
    His father abandoned the family in 1810, and his mother died the following year. Thus orphaned, the child was taken in by John and Frances Allan
  • events that happend in his life

    events that happend in his life
    Edgar's mother, Elizabeth dies.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Allan adopt Edgar Poe.
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    Edgar Allan goes to school in England.
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    Edgar returns to the United States and continues his schooling.
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    Edgar attends the academy of William Burke, succeeds in athletics.
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    John Allan inherits a fortune when his uncle dies.
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    Poe drops out of school because John Allan won't give him any money.
    Poe writes and prints his first book, "Tamerlane and other Poems".
    Poe can't support himself so he joins the United States Army.
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    Mrs. Allan dies, Edgar returns home.
    Poe and John Allan temporarily reconcile their differences.
    Poe applies to West Point, John Allan sponsors him.
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    Poe deliberately gets kicked out of West Point.
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    Poe writes "The Fall of the House of Usher".
    "Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque", Poe's first volume of short
    stories, is published. He receives no money from the publisher.
    Louis Daguerre invents the daguerreotype and photography is born.
  • Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe

    Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe
    was the wife of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The couple were first cousins and married when Virginia Clemm was 13 and Poe was 27. Some biographers have suggested that the couple's relationship was more like that between brother and sister than like husband and wife in that they may have never consummated their marriage.
  • events in his life.

    June 30 - Poe leaves NYC and visits John Sartain in Philadelphia.
    July 13 - Poe goes to Richmond and stays at the Swan Tavern Hotel.
    Poe joins the "Sons of Temperance" in an effort to stop drinking.
    Poe lectures on "The Poetic Principle".
    Sept 27 - Poe leaves Richmond and goes back to Philadelphia.
    Sept 30 - Poe apparently gets on the wrong train and goes to Baltimore.
    Oct 3 - Poe is found half conscious and is taken to a hospital.
    Edgar Allan Poe dies on October 7, 1849.
  • edgers death

    edgers death
    The death of Edgar Allan Poe on October 7, 1849, has remained mysterious: the circumstances leading up to it are uncertain and the cause of death is disputed.