When Was Edgar Allen Poe Born ?  

Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1809 on January 19. Poe has two other siblings, William Henry and Rosalie. When Poe was three years old, his father left the family, and shortly after that his mother passed away. He was orphaned at a very young age.

A couple from Richmond, Virginia, John and Frances Allan, adopted him. It was them who gave this famous writer his name. In 1812, Edgar's foster parents had him baptized at the Episcopal Church. John Allan, as a father, either spoiled him or severely disciplined him. In 1815, the whole family sailed to England and there Poe attended school in Chelsea till summer 1817.

In 1820, Poe’s family came back to Richmond, and there he joined the University of Virginia. John Allan’s uncle, William Galt, was a rich business man and died that year leaving Poe with acres of land as inheritance. The inheritance value was estimated to be nearly $750,000. Poe purchased a huge two storey brick house to celebrate the inheritance. While he was in the university, Poe became estranged with his father and also lost touch with his sweetheart. Poe got into gambling and claimed his father did not give him sufficient money to study at the University. Poe fell into several debts and his father had bailed him out many times. After a few years, when he returned to Richmond, he discovered that Elmira Royster, his sweetheart, had married someone else. He later traveled to Boston. He took odd jobs like a newspaper writer or as a clerk for his survival. 

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Where-Did-Edgar-Allen-Poe-Live      Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19, 1809 to Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe and David Poe. Both his parents were actors. He was the second of the three children born to them. He had an older brother, William Henry, and younger sister, Rosalie. Edgar’s parents led nomadic lives as they used to perform on stage. More..




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