Gravestone : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

Why, on his gravestone does it have as his birthyear 1849, and his death as 1875, I have been wondering for a while why it has it like this.

-- Anonymous, January 19, 2003


1875 was the year of public inauguration for Poe's new grave/monument you are alluding to, 1849 being actually the year of his death. Yours sincerely, Raven's Shade (Belgium).

-- Anonymous, January 20, 2003

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