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Edgar Allan Poe

Nationality: American
Profession: Short-story writer, Poet, Critic, and Editor
From: January 19, 1809 To October 7, 1849
40 Years

AboutEdgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who were famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. He was born on 19 January 1809 in Boston. His father name was David Poe Jr. and his mother was Eliza Poe. In 1836 he married his cousin Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe. His both parents were died in December 1811 due tuberculosis. So Edgar was taken in by the family of John and Frances Allan. John Allan was a successful merchant, and Edgar grew up fairly and comfortably. From 1815 to 1820, the family lived in England, where young Edgar got a good education at a school outside of London. In 1824, when he was fifteen they back in Richmond. Then he was registered at University of Virginia in February 1826 to study ancient and modern languages. After a year he gave up from the university and in 1827 he traveled to Boston where he did many strange jobs as a clerk and newspaper writer. Allan Poe was unable to support himself so he joined United States Army on 27 May 1827, where he claimed that he was 22 years old even though he was 18. He was the first well-known American to try to live by writing alone. He was an extensive writer. He wrote many books and quotes. One most famous quote is given below, “Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, and dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” He was died on 7 October 1849.

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