Was Born in January 19th 1809 in Boston Massachusetts. Edgar never know his father as he left when Edgar was just a baby, His mother died when he was three from tuberculosis. He had a brother and a sister but was separated when he moved in with John and Frances Valentine Allan in richmond Virginia. He was discouraged from writing by John who wanted him to take after the business, so he wrote poems on the back of some business papers. His first famous piece of writing was a poem called The Raven. His writing falls under Historical Crime as it’s in the past.