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Edgar Allan Poe broke off his engagement from Sarah Helen Whitman. Edgar Allan Poe is now deceased.

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Edgar Allan Poe

Arts - Author

Why Famous: The Raven, poem

Age: 40 (1/19/1809 - 10/7/1849)


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Sarah Helen Whitman

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Why Famous: Ex-Girlfriend of Edgar Allan Poe

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Increasingly unstable after his wife's death, Poe attempted to court the poet Sarah Helen Whitman, who lived in Providence, Rhode Island. Their engagement failed, purportedly because of Poe's drinking and erratic behavior. However, there is also strong evidence that Whitman's mother intervened and did much to derail their relationship. Poe then returned to Richmond and resumed a relationship with his childhood sweetheart, Sarah Elmira Royster.

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