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Edgar Allen Poe was born in Boston Massachusetts on January 19 1809 He lived a long full life of many writings and many works up until he was found in a comma in Baltimore Maryland on October 2 1849 He stayed in that state for 5 days until his death His is a very acclaimed author but what drove him to his insanity that led him to his work Was he mad or brilliant Poes biological parents were actors for an acting company in Boston His farther David Poe died of alcohol poisoning on October 19 1810 His mother Elizabeth then left her oldest son William Henry Leonard with Poes grandparents Elizabeth then took Poe and his sister Rosalie back to Richmond Virginia Elizabeth later died of pneumonia on December 8 1811 at the age of 24 Poe was then adopted by John and Frances Allen Frances loved Poe as her own for she could never have a child of her own John on the other hand hated Poe His hatred was spawned by the affection given to Poe by Frances He was sent to the Manor House School in Stoke Newington England where he stayed from 1815 to 1820 He was taken out to be privately tutored in preparation for the University of Virginia in 1825 He enter the university in February of 1826 without any financial backing from his farther therefore he was only able to stay until December of 1826 Poe enlisted in the US army in 1827 He enlisted under the name of Edgar A Perry Within just a little time of being stationed at Sullivans Island in South Carolina Poe was promoted to Sargent-Major on January 1 1829 While enlisted his foster mother Frances died in February 1829 He was released form services only two months later After being released from the army in April Poe went to live with his aunt Marie Joe
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