Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was born on February 1, 1809 in Boston, he was a romantic poet and writer who became famous for his horror tales.
His parents died when he was a kid, he was picked up by a wealthy marriage, never formally adopted. In 1827 he published his first book, “Tamerlane and Other Poems”, but for economic reasons he had to resort to prose, short stories and critical writing for newspapers. Because of his work he traveled to several places, and when he was in Baltimore he married his cousin Virginia Clemm, who was 13 years old, but happiness doesn’t stay for long, because she contracted tuberculosis and died a year later. According to his biographers, this event inspired his greatest work: The Raven.
He died on October 7, 1849 in Baltimore, the cause of death was never discovered, although there are theories that say his alcoholism led him to his death, drugs, tuberculosis, suicide, are among other possible reasons.
Most renowned works:
+ The Raven