Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Poe released his first book, a collection of poetry called Tamerlane and Other Poems, in 1827. It was credited to "a Bostonian".
Poe married his first cousin, Virginia Eliza Clemm in 1835. He was 27, she was 13.
Virginia died from tuberculosis in 1847 at the age of 24. Her illness and death are believed to have influenced Poe's poetry and pose, including Annabel Lee and The Raven.