Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe was born at January 19, 1809 and died in October 7, 1849. Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Eliza Poe was his mother and his dad was David Poe. After only 6 weeks David left his family and was never heard from again. He was a good scholar and learned how to read Latin. He wrote his first story in collage, but his friends laughed at him and he threw his story in the fire. By the end of his first year in collage he was in debt and could not return to collage. After that he moved back to his birthplace and used his spare time to write poetry. He finally wrote his first book when he was 18 called, "Tamerlane and Other Poems", did not use his real name he used "a Bostonian." After that he enlisted in the army under the name Edgar A. Perry and said that he was 22. He did well but felt guilty and told his real name and real age and asked for an early discharge. Then in 1829 he published "Al Araaf" using his real name. In 1834 he got a job in Baltimore with a magazine, but 3 years later he was fired because of alcoholism. In 1837 Poe married his first cousin Virginia, age 13.