Edgar Alan Poe life story
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Edgar Alan Poe was born January 19, 1809 in Boston, MA.
Edgar had a foster family.
He went to the University of Virginia.
Both of his parents were professional actors. They both died before Edgar was 3 years old for unknown reasons. His father abandoned him and his family before he was 1.
He married his cousin.
He moved in with his foster family to London in 1815.
He was found unconscious.
He invented a new profession (writing).
Only seven people attended his funeral.
When Edgar married his cousin, she was only 13 and he was 27. That may seem odd in present time, but in the 1800s, it was very common.
He was a major alcoholic, even though some people believe that he drank just as much as everyone else. Edgar has also attempted suicide.
His enemy also wrote his obituary. A week before his death, his doctor advised him not to travel, and when he died, Edgar was on his way to Philadelphia for an editing job.
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