Edgar Allan Poe's Life

Events

Poe was born in Boston, Massachusets.

January 19, 1809

Elizabeth Poe dies.

December 8, 1811

Poe sails to London, England with his new family.

June 12, 1815

Poe joined the University of Virginia

1826

Poe writes "Tamerlane"

1827

Poe enrolls in the army

May 1827

Poe joined the army

May 1827

Frances Allan (Poe's foster mom) dies

February 28, 1829

Poe gets kicked out of the army

1831

Poe's brother dies

August 1, 1831

John Allan dies

March 27, 1834

Poe marries his cousin Virginia Clemm

1835

Poe became an editor at Southern Literary Messenger

1835

Poe writes "The Fall of the House of Usher"

September 1839

Poe writes "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"

April 1841

Poe writes "The Pit and the Pedulum"

1842

Poe writes "The Masque of the Red Death"

May 1842

Poe writes "Lenore"

1843

Poe writes "The Tell-Tale Heart"

January 1843

Poe writes "The Black Cat"

August 19, 1843

Poe writes "The Raven"

January 1845

Poe writes "The City in the Sea"

1845

Poe writes "The Cask of Amontillado"

November 1846

Virginia dies of tuberculosis; Poe becomes an alcoholic

1847

Poe writes "Annabel Lee"

1849

Poe writes "Eldorado"

April 21, 1849

Poe dies in Baltimore, Maryland

October 3, 1849

Poe poem "The Bells" is published

November 1849

American events

War of 1812

1812

New York gives free blacks the right to vote

1821

Election of Andrew Jackson

1828

Underground railroad is established

1830

Texas declares independence from Mexico

1836

Samuel Morse sends the first telegraph

1844

War with Mexico

1846

Baltimore events

Population is counted 46,535 making it the third largest city

1810

The first issue of Niles Weekly Register was published by Hezekiah Niles

1811

Maryland Penitentiary was constructed and opened

November 1811

Battle Monument cornerstone is laid on the first anniversary of the battle

1815

Establishment and construction of First Independent Church of Baltimore

1817

Barnum's City Hotel is constructed

1825

Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts is founded

1826

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad begins operation

1830