Edgar Allan Poe

  • American


American writer of the macabre and inventor of the modern detective story - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Regimental Sergeant-Major United States Army 1827
Staff writer and critic Southern Literary Messenger 1835 1837
Editor Graham's Magazine 1841

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Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1809/01/19 Edgar Poe is born at 62 Charles St S (previously 62 Carver St). The boarding house was demolished in 1959, it is now a parking lot. Born Bay Village Edgar Allen Poe's Birthday
1811/11/00 Friends and fellow actors Mr and Mrs Luke Usher (the name may have inspired Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher") take care of Eliza Poe's three children during her illness. Home The Fall of the House of Usher (short story)
1814/00/00 Allan family, foster parents of Edgar Allan Poe, occupied pew No 80. Faith Monumental Church Richmond
1816/04/00 In early April, Poe enters the boarding school of the Misses Dubourg, daughters of Francis Dubourg, 146 Sloan Street, Chelsea. Education Chelsea
1818/00/00 Edgar Poe enrolls at the Manor House School of the Reverend John Bransby at Stoke Newington. Education William Wilson (short story) Stoke Newington Greater London
1820/09/00 The Allen family sail back to Virginia on the MARTHA. In September, Edgar continues his education under Joseph H Clarke. Education
1824/10/26 Lafayette's retinue arrives in Richmond on a steamer from Norfolk for a ten day stay. George Washington's tent from the Revolution is set up on Capital Square. The tent is guarded by the Morgan Legion, including Edgar Allen Poe. Honor guard Virginia Washington Monument Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1824/10/27 Edgar Allan Poe, a Junior Morgan Riflemen, performs honor guard duty outside the Old Stone House during a parade for the Marquis de Lafayette. Honor guard Poe Museum Richmond Lafayette's Triumphal Tour of America
1825/00/00 John and Frances Allan with foster son Edgar move into Moldavia. After Poe's expulsion from West Point, he was no longer welcome. Demolished in 1890, the Poe Museum preserves artwork, salt cellars and furniture the Allan's owned while living in Moldavia. Life Poe Museum Richmond
1826/02/00 Poe enters University of Virginia. Education No 13 West Range Charlottesville
1826/12/00 Poe leaves University of Virginia. No 13 West Range Charlottesville
1827/05/26 Edgar A Poe enlist in the US Army as Edgar A Perry, assigned to Battery H Military Posting Fort Independence Boston
1827/07/00 Poe pays printer Calvin F S Thomas to publish 50 copies of "Tamerlane and Other Poems". The print shop was at 70 Washington St (razed), now One State Street. Published anonymously, it is believed only 12 copies of the first edition still exist. Author
1827/10/31 Battery H and Edgar Poe are ordered to proceed to Fort Moultrie in South Carolina. Fort Moultrie Sullivan's Island
1828/12/11 Edgar Poe and Battery H set sail for Fortress Monroe. Military Fort Monroe Hampton
1830/07/00 Poe enters West point Education US Military Academy, West Point West Point
1831/02/19 Poe court martialed for gross neglect of duty, leaves West point
1833/00/00 Edgar Allan Poe home 1833 - 1835 Edgar Allan Poe House Baltimore
1833/10/07 Baltimore Saturday Visiter, a weekly periodical, selects Edgar A Poe's "MS Found in a Bottle" for $100 (maybe $50) literary prize. Contest winner MS Found in a Bottle The John H B Latrobe House Baltimore Poe's Baltimore Saturday Visiter Win
1833/10/19 Edgar A Poe's "MS Found in a Bottle" surfaces in the Baltimore Saturday Visiter. Author MS Found in a Bottle Poe's Baltimore Saturday Visiter Win
1835/03/00 Edgar A Poe's "Berenice" appears in the Southern Literary Messenger. Author Berenice (short story)
1836/05/16 Virginia Eliza Clemm, age 13, and her first cousin Edgar Allan Poe, age 27, elope and marry in Richmond by a Presbyterian minister Rev Amasa Converse. Groom Marriage of Virginia Eliza Clemm and Edgar Allen Poe
1836/05/20 Mr and Mrs Edgar Allan Poe honeymoon on the second floor of the Hiram Haines' Coffee and Ale House in Petersburg, VA. They were guests of newspaper editor and poet Hiram Haines and his wife, Mary Ann, a childhood friend of Poe's. Groom Hiram Haines' Coffee and Ale House Petersburg Marriage of Virginia Eliza Clemm and Edgar Allen Poe
1837/00/00 Moves to Philadelphia Place Event
1839/09/00 Burton's Gentleman's Magazine publishes Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher". Author The Fall of the House of Usher (short story)
1841/02/00 Edgar Allan Poe becomes editor of Graham's Magazine Work
1841/04/00 Edgar Allan Poe's "A Descent into the Maelstrom" turns up in Graham's Magazine. Author A Descent into the Maelstrom (Short Story) Event
1841/04/00 "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", the first modern detective story, is published in Graham's Magazine. Author The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Short Story)
1842/00/00 "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar A Poe swings into The Gift: A Christmas and New Year's Present for 1843. Author The Pit and the Pendulum
1842/00/00 The Poe family rents a residence in Philadelphia. Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Philadelphia
1842/01/00 Edgar's wife, Virginia, contracts tuberculosis
1842/03/06 Poe meets Dickens at the United States Hotel, Philadelphia (423 Chestnut St, demolished 1856). Dickens agrees to consider writing for Graham's and to try to find an English publisher for Poe's Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque, nothing came of these. Admirer Second Bank of the United States Philadelphia Charles Dickens' 1842 Tour of America
1842/05/00 Edgar Allen Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death" is published in Graham's Magazine as "The Mask of the Red Death". Author The Masque of the Red Death (story)
1842/11/00 "The Mystery of Marie Roget" begins serialization in Snowden's Ladies' Companion. Author The Mystery of Marie Roget (short story) Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers
1843/01/00 "The Tell-Tale Heart" is published in the inaugural issue of The Pioneer, a short-lived Boston magazine edited by James R Lowell. Author The Tell-Tale Heart
1843/06/21 Poe wins the $100 grand prize in a Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper's writing contest with the "The Gold-Bug". The Philadelphia newspaper publishes the narrative in two installments on June 21 and June 28. Author The Gold-Bug (short story)
1843/08/19 "The Black Cat" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Philadelphia
1844/04/00 Poe's leave Philadelphia for New York City Significant Date Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site Philadelphia
1844/10/00 "The Angel of the Odd" appears in Columbian Magazine. Author The Angel of the Odd (short story)
1844/12/00 "William Wilson" by Edgar Poe's is translated into French and published in two installments in the Paris newspaper 'La Quotidienne'. Author William Wilson (short story)
1844/12/00 "The Purloined Letter" is published in the literary annual 'The Gift: Christmas, New Year and Birthday Present' in Philadelphia by Carey and Hart. Author The Purloined Letter (short story)
1845/00/00 Poe stays at the Pavilion Hotel while in Boston for his disastrous 1845 reading at the Lyceum. Razed, the Pavilion Hotel was located at 41 Tremont Row, now One Beacon Street. It also may have been the site of his suicide attempt in 1848. Visitor
1845/01/29 Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" roost in the New York's The Evening Mirror. Author The Raven Event
1845/05/24 Frederick Gleason of "The Flag of Our Union" writes to Edgar Poe, asking him to become a regular contributor. Work
1845/07/00 After attending a lecture by friend and poet Frances Sargent Osgood, Poe and Osgood stroll pass the home of Whitman while she was standing in the rose garden behind her house. Life Sarah Helen Whitman House Providence Courtship of Widow Whitman
1845/09/00 Edgar Allen Poe home from September 1845 until March 1846 Edgar Allan Poe's Residence New York City
1845/11/00 Edgar Allen Poe's "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" appears in Graham's Magazine. Author The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (short story)
1846/03/00 Edgar, wife Virginia and her mother, Maria Clemm move to Fordham Village Home Poe Cottage New York City
1846/11/00 Edgar Allen Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" is opened in Godey's Lady's Book (magazine). Author The Cask of Amontillado
1847/01/29 Poe writes to Virginia's nurse, Marie Louise Shew: "My poor Virginia still lives, although failing fast and now suffering much pain." Poe Cottage New York City
1847/01/30 Edgar Allen Poe's wife Virginia dies of Tuberculosis. The New York Daily Tribune and the Herald obituaries: On Saturday, the 30th ult, of pulmonary consumption, in the 25th year of her age, VIRGINIA ELIZA, wife of EDGAR A POE. Widower Poe Cottage New York City
1847/02/02 Edgar A Poe attends his wife's funeral. Other mourners include author Nathaniel Parker Willis,novelist Ann S Stephens, Poe's cousin Elizabeth Rebecca Herring and publisherGeorge Pope Morris."Deep in earth my love is lying And I must weep alone" - Poe Widower
1847/07/02 Poe appears before the the Philadelphia mayor Charles Gilpin. The mayor recognized him as "Poe, the poet," and dismisses him without charging a fine. Life
1847/07/02 John Sartain takes Edgar Poe into his own house and cares for him over the next ten days of delirium and hallucinatory episodes. Life
1847/07/10 George Lippard raises money to pay for Edgar Poe's basic expenses and his passage to Richmond. Life George Lippard Residence Philadelphia
1848/00/00 Poe visits the Elmira Shelton house in 1848 and 1849. Visitor Elmira Shelton house Richmond
1848/05/00 Edgar Allen Poe writes 'The Bells' Author The Bells Poe Cottage New York City
1848/09/00 Poe stays at the Mansion House hotel on Benefit Street, a few blocks from Sarah Power's house to court her. To maintain discretion, they meet at the Athenaeum and Swan Point Cemetery. Life Swan Point Cemetery Providence
1848/12/23 Poe catches up to Sarah at home, finding her breathing ether for her heart condition. They never meet again. Life Sarah Helen Whitman House Providence Courtship of Widow Whitman
1849/01/21 Poe's rural cottage serves as an inspiration for a short story, "Landor's Cottage", mentioning the tale in a letter to Nancy 'Annie' Richmond of Lowell, Massachusetts. Author Landor's Cottage (Short Story) Poe Cottage New York City
1849/05/00 Edgar Allen Poe writes 'Annabel Lee' Author Annabel Lee Poe Cottage New York City
1849/07/00 Edgar Allen Poe probably writes "The Light-House" between May and August 1849. Author The Light-House (short story)
1849/07/01 Intoxicated, Edgar Poe becomes hallucinatory and attempts suicide. Detained for public drunkenness. Poe is incarcerated in Moyamensing Prison at 10th and Reed Sts. Razed in 1967, a low stone wall remains along Reed St. Health Passyunk Square, Philly Pennsylvania
1849/07/07 "The Flag of Our Union", the only US newspaper to publish the works of the impoverished Poe during the final year of his life, publishes his sonnet "To My Mother". Author
1849/09/25 Edgar Poe visit Susan Archer Talley at Talavera at 2315 W Grace St in Richmond, Virginia. Tradition has it that it is here at Talavera, that Poe gives his final reading of "The Raven". Life The Raven Talavera Richmond Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
1849/09/27 Edgar Allen Poe sets sail for New York via the boat to Baltimore. Life Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
1849/10/03 Joseph W Walker finds Poe lying semi-conscious in the gutter wearing clothes that are worn and do not fit well at Ryan's Tavern (Gunner's Hall) near 44 E Lombard St. Baltimore Maryland Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
1849/10/07 Edgar Allan Poe dies at the Washington University Hospital of Baltimore. His cause of death is disputed and medical records including his death certificate, have been lost. Poe was never coherent enough to explain how he came to be in this condition. Died Church Home Building Baltimore Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
1849/10/08 Edgar Allan Poe's funeral Westminster Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Baltimore Funeral of Edgar Allan Poe
1849/10/09 Annabel Lee - published as part of his obituary in the New York Daily Tribune Author Annabel Lee
1849/10/15 Edgar Allen Poe's "The Bells" is published in Sartain's Magazine. Author The Bells Event
1852/00/00 "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" is published. Author Tales of Mystery and Imagination
1875/11/17 Edgar Allen Poe's tomb dedicated Final Resting Place Westminster Presbyterian Church and Cemetery Baltimore Dedications of Edgar Allen Poe's Tomb

49 Creative Works by Edgar Allan Poe »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Metzengerstein (short story) Author Short Story 1832/01/14
The Duc de L'Omelette (short story) Author Short Story 1832/03/03
Bon-Bon (short story) Author Short Story 1832/12/01
MS Found in a Bottle Author Short Story 1833/10/19
Berenice (short story) Author Short Story 1835/03/00
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Morella (short story) Author Short Story 1835/04/00
The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall (short story) Author Short Story 1835/06/00
Mystification (Poe short story) Author Short Story 1837/06/00
Ligeia (short story) Author Short Story 1838/09/00
A Predicament (short story) Author Short Story 1838/11/00
The Devil in the Belfry (short story) Author Short Story 1839/05/18
The Man That Was Used Up (short story) Author Short Story 1839/08/00
The Fall of the House of Usher (short story) Author Short Story 1839/09/00
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The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion (short story) Author Short Story 1839/12/00
William Wilson (short story) Author Short Story 1840/00/00
The Business Man (short story) Author Short Story 1840/02/00
The Man of the Crowd (short story) Author Short Story 1840/12/00
A Descent into the Maelstrom (Short Story) Author Short Story 1841/04/00
The Murders in the Rue Morgue (Short Story) Author Short Story 1841/04/00
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Never Bet the Devil Your Head (short story) Author Short Story 1841/09/00
The Pit and the Pendulum Author Short Story 1842/00/00
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Eleonora (short story) Author Short Story 1842/00/00
The Oval Portrait (short story) Author Short Story 1842/04/00
The Masque of the Red Death (story) Author Short Story 1842/05/00
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The Mystery of Marie Roget (short story) Author Short Story 1842/11/00
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The Tell-Tale Heart Author Short Story 1843/01/00
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The Gold-Bug (short story) Author Short Story 1843/06/21
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The Black Cat Author Short Story 1843/08/19
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The Spectacles (short story) Author Short Story 1844/03/27
A Tale of the Ragged Mountains (short story) Author Short Story 1844/04/00
The Premature Burial (short story) Author Short Story 1844/07/31
The Oblong Box (short story) Author Short Story 1844/08/28
The Angel of the Odd (short story) Author Short Story 1844/10/00
Thou Art the Man (short story) Author Short Story 1844/11/00
The Purloined Letter (short story) Author Short Story 1844/12/00
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The Raven Author Poem 1845/01/29
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade (short story) Author Short Story 1845/02/00
Some Words with a Mummy (short story) Author Short Story 1845/04/00
The Imp of the Perverse (short story) Author Short Story 1845/07/00
The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether (short story) Author Short Story 1845/11/00
The Raven and Other Poems Author Poems 1845/11/19
The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar (short story) Author Short Story 1845/12/20
The Cask of Amontillado Author Short Story 1846/11/00
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The Bells Author Poem 1848/05/00
Hop-Frog (short story) Author Short Story 1849/03/17
Annabel Lee Author Poem 1849/05/00
Landor's Cottage (Short Story) Author Short Story 1849/06/09
The Light-House (short story) Author Short Story 1849/07/00
Tales of Mystery and Imagination Author Short Story Collection 1852/00/00
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