Why are the dates different on the tombstone than his actual death and birthdates?

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On the Tombstone of Edgar Allan Poe, the death and birth dates are October 9, 1849 and November 17, 1875. Is this number supposed to symbolize something else??

-- Anonymous, May 14, 2000


The date October 9, 1849 was the date of Poe's original burial and November 17, 1875, was the date a monument was dedicated to him.

-- Anonymous, May 14, 2000


-- Anonymous, February 08, 2005

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