Poe, Edgar Allan
|born on||19 January 1809 at 01:00 (= 01:00 AM )|
|Place||Boston MA, USA, 42n21, 71w03|
|Timezone||LMT m71w03 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||28°50' 09°33 Asc. 03°34'|
American writer known for his poetry and short stories, most famous for his macabre and mysterious works. His first publication was in 1827 and all of his works, including poetry and short-stories were widely translated. Poe was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans in 1920.
The second of three kids, Poe's dad disappeared when he was two and his mom died when he was four. His brother Henry drank himself to an early death and his sister Rosalie died homeless and destitute. He himself lived a life of grinding poverty and a series of calamities.
He had periods of insanity from alcohol, heroin and opium dementia. Poe married his 13-year-old first cousin Virginia in 1836; they delayed intimacy for at least two years, and was widowed in 1847. He died 10/07/1849 Baltimore, MD., allegedly from alcoholism though one historian relates that it could have been from rabies. He had twice made serious suicide attempts and had period of psychotic episodes.
LMR quotes a handwritten list by Andre Barbault in hand that gives "three hours after .. mother left the theater" from a biography by Mary Philipps, Chicago, 1926; same in L'Astrologue 6, same from de Lescaut.
(Formerly Ruth Dewey gave 1:00 AM "allegedly from family records."
Joan McEvers quoted Margaret Latvala for 3:38 AM.
Penfield Collection quoted Louis MacNiece for 1:30 AM and Barbault for 2:00 AM.
Alan Leo gave a spec time of 7:57 AM in Modern Astrology 1/1932.)
- Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Great Americans)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (Heroin and opium)
- Notable : Book Collection : American Book
- Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Noted American writer)