Edgar Allan Poe lost several of the women he loved during his life, including his mother, adopted mother, and wife, to disease. "Disease" seems an appropriate word to describe all those deaths.
Poe was only 30 years old when he died in Baltimore on October 7, 1849. He had been sick for many months, but no one knew that he was about to become one of the most famous poets in America. After his death, it was discovered that he had written just two poems in the year he died. However, these two poems would go on to change poetry forever.
His first love was Mary Ball. They met when she was only six years old and he was eleven. She became his inspiration for all the beautiful things in life and dreamed of marrying him one day. However, when she reached puberty, she decided that being married to a young boy was not what she wanted for her life. She never spoke to Poe again.
Poe then went on to marry Sarah Helen Whitman. The couple married on September 7, 1831, when Poe was just twenty years old. However, they had only lived together for five months before she died of tuberculosis at the age of twenty-one.
Several sad occurrences occurred in Edgar Allan Poe's life, which inspired his writing. For starters, Poe's father abandoned the family when he was just a year old. Then, a year later, his mother died of consumption. As a result, Poe became an orphan at a young age. Finally, at the age of 10, he was sent to live with his older brother William and his wife. Here, he learned how to write prose and poetry.
Poe tried hard to succeed in life. However, because of many reasons, such as poverty, he had to work at a very young age. He started out working for a newspaper but was soon promoted to editor. In 1835, he landed a job at the Baltimore Evening Star, where his stories were published along with news articles.
In addition to writing poems and short stories, Poe also edited magazines and newspapers. He began publishing poems in local magazines when he was only 20 years old. Two years later, he was hired by Thomas W. White to be the editor of The National Era. In 1845, White asked Poe to go to London and edit The British Review. While there, he got the idea for his best-known story "The Raven," which was published in 1845. A few months after its release, he died at the age of 37.
Suicide, murder, cholera, hypoglycemia, rabies, syphilis, and influenza, as well as Poe's victimization. The evidence of alcohol's impact is hotly debated. Rufus Wilmot Griswold penned an obituary for Poe under the pen name "Ludwig" after his death. In it he claimed that Poe had been murdered by someone who wanted the author dead or in prison because he had written some "blasphemous and horrible things". Other factors also may have contributed to Poe's death.
Poe was only 46 years old when he died. There are many diseases that can cause a person to look sickly without actually killing them. Diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, and malaria can cause people to look like they are suffering from cancer today when they actually die from something else.
It has also been suggested that Poe may have been killed by one of three men he had accused of committing crimes against him: Francis Childs, who had published poems by Poe; John Ward, whom Poe had sued for libel; and William G. Griffin, whose wife had received letters from Poe threatening to kill her if she did not stop contacting police about their alleged affair. However, there is no proof that any of these men had anything to do with his death.
Poe was born on January 19th, 1746. He was already a published poet at age twenty-five.
Tuberculosis Death Cause/Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe Virginia fell afflicted with TB in 1842. On January 30, 1847, she died of the sickness at the age of 24.
TB is a bacterial infection that can damage your lungs and make you contagious. It can be treated with antibiotics, but not all cases are easy to recognize and people often don't know they have it until it's too late. In order to protect others from getting sick, it's important to get checked by a doctor if you have any signs of TB: coughing up blood, feeling weak, losing weight, etc. There are vaccines available for those who need them most - such as children and adults living with HIV/AIDS or people who are currently infected - but not everyone knows about them.
Poe was probably already infected with TB when he wrote "The Raven" in 1845. The disease spread quickly through Baltimore's literary circles because not everyone had access to medical care at that time. By 1846, he was dead. His wife followed one year later on January 30. They are both buried in Baltimore's Greenmount Cemetery.
TB is still very common today. According to the World Health Organization, about 10 million people develop TB each year and around 250,000 die from it.
When Poe was discovered asleep on the steps of the Baltimore Museum in September 1849, he was hospitalized with tremors, hallucinations, difficulties drinking, and delirium. He died not long after that. Anxiety, sleeplessness, and salivation may have been among Poe's symptoms.
The final illness of many people with tuberculosis is similar to that of Poe's: severe anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite, depression, and deterioration of the respiratory system. However, it is possible to recover from this disease. Poe did not.