Edgar Allan Poe
(January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)
Edgar Allan Poe was a highly influential American writer and poet. He was an early US practitioner of the short story. He is considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre, and popularized cryptography and secret writing, but is mostly known for his tales of mystery and the macabre. His death is still a mystery occurring early, unexpectedly, and the cause is to this day unknown.