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E. Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar Allan Poe. Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was the son of Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. His parents died when he was young. He was taken in by John and Frances Allan. More Information.
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Edgar Allan Poe • Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. • He was the son of Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and actor David Poe, Jr. • His parents died when he was young. • He was taken in by John and Frances Allan.
More Information He went to the University of Virginia for a short period and briefly attempted a military career. He joined the army on May 27, 1827. Poe served in the army under the name Edgar A. Perry. After his brother's death, Poe began more earnest attempts to start his career as a writer. The Allan’s were from Scotland.
Poe’s Career Poe’s first literary work was the Raven. Poe was also a critic. He owned the Broadway Journal after being the editor of the magazine. America was the most influenced by Poe’s work.
Famous Literary Works The Raven The Tell-Tale Heart The Black Cat Annabel Lee
Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe Virginia Clemm was Poe’s wife and also his cousin. They got married in Richmond. She was born on August 22, 1822. Virginia was only 13 and Poe was 27 when they got married. She died January 30, 1947 because she had tuberculosis.
Poe’s Death Poe died on October 7, 1849 in Baltimore Maryland. The cause of Poe’s death has never been determined but many say it was attributed to alcohol, brain congestion, cholera, drugs, heart disease, rabies, suicide, tuberculosis, and other agents.