Who was Edgar Allan Poe?

Answer Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1809, Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet and critic. Best known for his macabre works and psychological thrillers, he is considered the father of the mod... Read More »

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Where did Edgar Allan Poe go to college?

Poet Edgar Allan Poe went to the University of Virginia in 1826. He did well academically, but was forced to drop out after running up gambling debts. Later Poe attended West Point, but was expelle... Read More »

What year did Edgar Allan Poe die?

The brilliant, tragic life of Edgar Allan Poe was cut short at the age of 40. A chronic alcoholic, he was found unconscious on the streets of Baltimore in October, 1849. He died in the hospital on ... Read More »

What disease did Edgar Allan Poe have?

Darkly romantic writer Edgar Allan Poe suffered from alcoholism in the last three years of his life. Even small amounts of liquor had large effects on Poe, altering his personality and causing phys... Read More »

Where was Edgar Allan Poe born?

American writer and poet Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 19, 1809. The exact street address is believed to have been 62 Carver St. That Boston address is no longer in ... Read More »