Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe

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Birthday
15, 1822
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Jan 30, 1847 (24)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1822
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Jan 30, 1847 (24)

About

Maryland-born woman most famous for being the wife of acclaimed author Edgar Allen Poe, who was also her first cousin. She died of tuberculosis in January 1842 at the age of 24.

Before Fame

She married Poe in May 1836, when she was thirteen years old.

Trivia

Her illness and death is thought to be inspiration for many of her husband's most celebrated works, including the poems "Ulalume" and "Lenore."

Family Life

She had siblings named Henry and Virginia.

Associated With

Her death so devastated her husband, Edgar Allan Poe, that he turned to alcohol and struggled with alcoholism for the remainder of his life.