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Born January 19, 1809 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Died at age 40 on October 7, 1849 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor and literary critic, and considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.
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