All about Edgar Poe

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When was Edgar Poe born, and when did he pass away?

Eliza Poe had Edgar Poe on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts. Edgar Poe was in the hospital and passed away on October 7, 1849. He was only 40 years old. He got buried on October 9, 1849.

What was going on in the U.S. at this time?

Thomas Jefferson is President. Also Abraham Lincoln is born, on February 12, in Kentucky. Charles Darwin is also born on February 12, in England.

Who were Edgar's Parents, what was there relationship?

Edgar's mother was Elizabeth Poe, and his father was David Poe Jr. When Edgar was one years old, his parents separated and Elizabeth took all of the children. At two years old, Edgar's mother died, and the Edgar got adopted by Mr. and Mrs. John Allan.

Who were Edgar's siblings?

Edgar had two siblings. One brother, and one sister, they were both a lot older than Edgar. His sister's name was Rosalie Poe, and his brother's name was William Henry Leonard Poe. Edgar wasn't really close to his siblings since they were a lot older and he got adopted into a family where they didn't see each other that often anymore.

Edgar Poe's benefactor was John Allan but John later on did not help Poe with college.

What education did Poe receive?

When Edgar was 6 years old, he went to school in England. When Edgar is 11 years old he comes back to the United States and continues his schooling. Edgar attends in the Academe of William Burke. When Edgar was 17, he attended the University of Virginia. Edgar drops out because John Allan won't give him any money for all of the expenses. Edgar and John fix there problems, and Edgar applies to West point, and John sponsors him. Poe got kicked out of West Point. Poe submits a ton of stories and magazines and people reject them. Edgar tried to get John to help but he got ignored. John Allan dies and leaves him nothing in his will. Later on., Poe got an education for writing poems, and books.

What were some other things Edgar did besides writing books and Poems?

Edgar also was in the Army. He did well in the army too, he achieved a sergeant major.

What were some things that Edgar wrote?


The Fall of the House of Usher

Gold bug- He wins $100 dollars for this

Purloined Letter


The Poetic Principle

Edgar Poe's Fiance

Edgar Poe's new fiance was named Virginia. The weird thing about their relationship is they were cousins.
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