Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe

1822 - 1847

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Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (née Clemm; August 15, 1822 – January 30, 1847) was the wife of American writer Edgar Allan Poe. The couple were first cousins and publicly married when Virginia Clemm was 13 and Poe was 27. Biographers disagree as to the nature of the couple's relationship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe has received more than 1,540,919 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe is the 2,355th most popular writer (up from 3,326th in 2019), the 2,982nd most popular biography from United States (up from 4,202nd in 2019) and the 280th most popular American Writer.

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Among writers, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe ranks 2,355 out of 5,794Before her are Thomas Gray, Paul Adam, George Meredith, Varro Atacinus, Jacques Futrelle, and John Cheever. After her are Rifa'a al-Tahtawi, Gustave Aimard, David C. H. Austin, Nodar Dumbadze, Flannery O'Connor, and Cangrande I della Scala.

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Among people born in 1822, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe ranks 38Before her are Charles Friedel, Matthew Arnold, Joachim Raff, Fritz Müller, Adolf Kussmaul, and Jacob Moleschott. After her are Nikolay Danilevsky, Princess Januária of Brazil, Ahmed Cevdet Pasha, Princess Augusta of Cambridge, Princess Augusta Reuss of Köstritz, and Alexander Mackenzie. Among people deceased in 1847, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe ranks 19Before her are Alexandre Brongniart, Archduke Friedrich of Austria, William II, Elector of Hesse, Thiệu Trị, Alexandre Deschapelles, and Charles Hatchett. After her are Karl Friedrich Burdach, William Smith, Ioannis Kolettis, Friedrich von Gärtner, Abbasgulu Bakikhanov, and Erik Gustaf Geijer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe ranks 2,982 out of 15,968Before her are Laura Linney (1964), Martin Chalfie (1947), George Pullman (1831), Jacques Futrelle (1875), Claire Lee Chennault (1890), and John Cheever (1912). After her are Felicity Huffman (1962), David Arquette (1971), Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929), Big Mama Thornton (1926), Vince Vaughn (1970), and Jerome Kern (1885).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe ranks 280Before her are Stephenie Meyer (1973), Elmore Leonard (1925), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), E. L. Doctorow (1931), Jacques Futrelle (1875), and John Cheever (1912). After her are Flannery O'Connor (1925), Alexandra Ripley (1934), Orson Scott Card (1951), Lawrence Block (1938), Budd Schulberg (1914), and Mary Baker Eddy (1821).