Edgar Allan Poe


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He was born January 19,18,1809 and he died in 1849. He was 40 years old when he died.

Why is he historically significant

He wrote a poem called the raven. That was published the poem was a instant classic,but Poe remain poor

Cause of death

No one knows how he died. People think is death may have been cause by alcohol poisoning or he had rabies

How thay treated it

Back then, they didn't have the shot to kill the rabies virus which required 3 doses.

Interesting fact

he is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre.


Tuberculosis =a serious infection and bacterial disease that mainly affects the lung
Pendulum=is a weight suspended from a pivot so that it can swing freel
Celebrity =Famous person
Vanished =to pass out of sight especially quickly disappeared


Was born in Massachusetts January 19/1809


The Allan family sails to London, where Edgar is enrolled in school.


Poe drops out of college and joins the army because he adopted family will not pay for his education


Poe marries his cousin Virginia.he is 27 and she is 13.
Bragg, Georgia, and Kevin O'Malley. How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous. New York: Walker, 2011. Print.