Edgar Allan Poe Timeline

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Edgar Allan Poe's Life Span

January 19, 1809 - October 7, 1849

Poe's father abandons their family

1810

Poe's blood mother dies

1811

Poe baptised by the Allan family

1812

Poe goes to a boarding school in London

1817

Poe moved back with the Allans in Richmond

1820

Poe served as the lieutenant of the Richmond youth honor guard

1824

Poe enlists in the army

May 27, 1827

Frances Allan dies (Basically Poe's mother)

February 28, 1829

Poe discharged from the army

April 15, 1829

Poe traveled to West Point as a cadet

July 1, 1830

John Allan, Poe's guardian remarried to Lousia Patterson

October 1830

Poe leaves to New York and publishes more poems in a book named "Poems"

February 1831

Poe returned home to his Aunt, cousin, and sickly brother

March 1831

Poe's eldest brother Henry dies

August 1, 1831

Poe became an assistant editor

August 1835

Poe marries Virginia, his cousin

September 22, 1835

Had a public wedding this time with Viginia Clemm, his cousin

May 16, 1836

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket was published

1838

Poe announces he is starting his own journal

June 1840

Virginia, Poe's second wife died of tuberculosis

January 30, 1847

Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore, very ill

October 3, 1849