Edgar Allan Poe

Personal Life

Both Egard's mother and father died when he was very young.

Edgar Allan Poe became a foster child. But, when his foster parents died, they left him out of their will. Instead, they had left all of their money and property to an illegitimate child.

He was forced to drop out of college due to lack of financial resources, and instead joined the military.

While at a military academy, his fiancee cheated on him.

He dropped out, and went to live with his aunt. He fell in love with his 14 year old cousin and married her.

When she died at a young age, his depression and alcoholism worsened.  

He died at a young age due to unknown causes

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Sources:

"Edgar Allan Poe." Poets. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014. <http://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/ edgar-allan-poe>.

"Poe's Life." Poe Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014. <http://www.poemuseum.org/life.php>.

Chronology of the Life of Edgar Allan Poe. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2014. <http://www.eapoe.org/ geninfo/poechron.htm>.

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