Edgar Allan Poe Fact Sheet: Who was Edgar Allan Poe? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Edward Jenner.
Edgar Allan Poe Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1809 - 1849 *** Full Name: Edgar Allan Poe *** Occupation: American Writer, Literary Critic and Editor *** Date of Birth: Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19th 1809 *** Place of Birth: Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, USA *** Family background: His father was David Poe Jr, and his mother Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe, both were actors, his mother was English born and his father of Irish descent. His father left when he was barely two years old and his mother died of consumption when he was three. He was taken in by John Allan *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with the Allan family and adopted their name into his own although they never officially adopted him. John together with his wife Frances and Edgar sailed for Scotland in 1815 *** Education: Edgar Allan Poe attended a grammar school in Irvine, later attending a boarding school in Chelsea, London and then Reverend John Bransbyís Manor House School in Stoke Newington, London, England ***
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 1: Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19th 1809 and during the 19th century period in history when significant developments were made in biology, science, physics, medicine and technology.
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 3: Edgar became a lieutenant in the Richmond youth honor guard when Richmond were celebrating a visit of the Marquis de Lafayette in 1824.
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 4: The following year his uncle, William Galt, died leaving Edgar several acres of real estate and enable Edgar to purchase his first home, named Moldavia the house was made of brick and two stories high.
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 10: When he was transferred from Fort Independence in Boston Harbor to Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina he was promoted and his salary doubled. He became an enlisted tradesman who made the shells for artillery.
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 11: In an effort to get himself an early release from his five year service he was honest about his age to his commanding officer who would only agree to help if Poe contacted Allan and made his peace. Allan initially ignored him and failed to tell Poe his foster mother was gravely ill. Poe was able to visit his foster father which happen to be the day after his foster motherís burial which may have made it a little easier for Allan to forgive Poe and assist him with his discharge which enable Poe to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 17: He was fortunate to be reinstated as editor if he promised to do better and he, his wife Virginia and her mother all returned to Baltimore.
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 18: By 1839 he became the assistant editor of Burtonís Gentlemanís Magazine before finding work as assistant at Grahamís Magazine.
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 21: Virginia died on January 30th 1847 and he did not cope well after this event. His behavior became erratic and unstable and he was drinking heavily
Edgar Allan Poe Fact 22: Joseph W. Walker, a stranger to Poe, found him on the streets of Baltimore ďin great distress, and Ö in need of immediate assistanceĒ also appearing delirious. Edgar Allan Poe was admitted to the Washington Medical College where on October 7th 1849 he died. His body was laid to rest in the grounds of Westminster Hall and Burying Ground
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