Edgar Allan Poe Biography

by: Karim

Early Years

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston on January 19, 1809 Edgar Allan Poe was orphaned at age two because his mom died from tuberculosis and his father abandoned him years ago. He was Split from his siblings Edgar was given to a rich family of the name Allan.

Middle Years

Before going to college at the university of Virginia Poe's foster father only gave him 1/3 of the money he needed to pay for college funds. Poe had to burn his furniture to stay warm.

Humiliated Poe returned to Richmond only to find that his fiancee had married another man. Poe's last few months in the mansion were punctuated with increasingly hostility towards Allan. When Poe heard that the only mother he ever knew was dying from tuberculosis he tried to go down there but by the time he was there it was too late.

Poe later heard that Allan had married another women and did not invite him to the ceremony or party.


Beating (1865)Epilepsy (1875)
Dipsomania (1921) Heart (1926) Toxic Disorder (1970) Hypoglycemia (1979) Diabetes (1977) Alcohol Dehydrogenase (1984) Porphyria (1989)Delirium Tremens (1992) Rabies (1996) Heart (1997) Murder (1998) Epilepsy (1999) Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (1999)

One thing that we know for sure is that Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore delirious and in great distress. He died 4 days later.

Interesting Things About Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar, who was not on great terms with his biological or guardian families, enlists in the Army as Edgar. A.perry.

. Obsessed with cats, Edgar often wrote with a cat on his shoulder.

and he Gambled.

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