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Edgar Allan Poe

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Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

Edgar Allan Poe

Person  Male  Born 19/1/1809  Died 7/10/1849

Categories: Literature, Seriously Famous

Countries: USA

Author and poet. Born Edgar Poe in Boston, Massachusetts, he added Allan to his name in honour of the family who took him in after his father absconded and his mother died. Lived in London from 1815 to 1820, where he was educated at the Manor House School in Stoke Newington. Returning to the USA, he had a brief military career before concentrating on writing. Some of his best known works are 'The Fall of the House of Usher', 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' and the poem 'The Raven'. His death, aged only 40, was as mysterious as some of his works. He was found on the streets of Baltimore in a 'dire' condition, wearing clothes which were not his own and calling out the name 'Reynolds'. He was taken to the Washington Medical College where he died shortly afterwards. 

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62481

Edgar Allan Poe - N16 - Bust

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Edgar Allan Poe - N16 - Plaque 1

Edgar Allan Poe, 1809 - 1849, writer and poet, was a pupil at the Manor House...

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Edgar Allan Poe - N16 - Plaque 2

Poe Unveiled by Steven Berkoff on 4 June 2011. The Flicker Club The Edgar All...

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