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Edgar Allan Poe died at the age of 40 on October 7, 1849.
Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem "The Raven" cemented his reputation as a black-feathered literary master of the macabre. He wrote dozens of creepy short stories, many ending in death, with victims walled up in cellars, threatened by razor-sh... More>>

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The death of Edgar Allan Poe on October 7, 1849, has remained mysterious: the circumstances .... Snodgrass was convinced that Poe died from alcoholism and did a great deal to popularize this idea. H...

How did Edgar Allan Poe die? - Ask History

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Oct 27, 2015 ... Despite his macabre literary genius, Edgar Allan Poe's life was short and largely unhappy. After his young wife, Virginia, got tuberculosis in ...

13 Haunting Facts About Edgar Allan Poe's Death - Biography.com

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Oct 6, 2014 ... Christopher P. Semtner, curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, ... years ago on October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died a mysterious death. .... Poe's wife died two years before he did, and she was buried in his ...

A short biography of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) - Poestories.com

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He did reasonably well in the Army and attained the rank of sergeant major. In 1829, Mrs. Allan died and John Allan tried to be friendly towards Edgar and ...

The (Still) Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe | History | Smithsonian

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Oct 7, 2014 ... Like his life's work, Edgar Allan Poe's death remains shrouded in mystery. ... Nor did he ever make it back to New York, where he had been living, ... "On Tuesday last Edgar A. Poe died in town here at the hospital from the ...

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Jan 19, 2014 ... In this book, Moran noted “I have stated to you the fact that Edgar Allan Poe did not die under the effect of any intoxicant, nor was the smell of ...

Poe's Death | Edgar Allan Poe Museum | Richmond, VA

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This is the first verifiable evidence available of Poe's whereabouts since ... on the afternoon of October 3 and did not regain consciousness until the next morning. ... Poe calmly breathed a simple prayer, "Lord, help my poor soul," and died.

The Mystery of Edgar Allan Poe's Death: 19 Theories on What ...

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Oct 7, 2015 ... “For decades,” writes the Baltimore Sun, “Edgar Allan Poe's birthday was ... we visit another morbid mystery—the mystery of how Edgar Allan Poe died. ... the binge drinking theory, but that did not help clear up the mystery.

The Death of Edgar Allan Poe | History Today

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Charles Baudelaire described Edgar Allan Poe's death, on October 7th, 1849, ... when he appeared to relax, said quietly 'Lord, help my poor soul', and died.