October 7 1849 CE – Author Edgar Allan Poe Dies in Baltimore, Maryland

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October 7 1849 CE – Author Edgar Allan Poe Dies in Baltimore, MarylandRate this post Four days after being discovered on the streets of Baltimore disheveled and incoherent, Edgar Allan Poe died in the Washington College Hospital of Maryland’s capital on October 7, 1849. Just 40 years old, the man from New England had risen to fame by composing a series of dark poems and short stories. Decades before the world knew of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, Poe was crafting tales filled with mystery for literary magazines all over the fledgling United States. Born in Boston in 1809, Poe was orphaned early in life and taken […]