The people in Poe's life are just as fascinating as the characters in his works.
Explore these chronologies to put Poe's life and times into context.
Edgar Allan Poe pioneered multiple genres of literature.
Edgar Allan Poe died in October 1849 in Baltimore, but the circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery over a century later.
When Poe arrived in Philadelphia, he found a city in transition, but also a city full of intellectual and recreational opportunities.
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