Robert Louis Stevenson was born the 13th of November 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a novelist, poet and travel writer, and ‘Treasure Island’, ‘Kidnapped’ and ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’ were his most famous writings.

He was the son of Margaret Isabella Balfour and Thomas Stevenson. Margaret’s father was a minister of the church in Scotland, while his father’s whole family had a legacy profession in lighthouse design.

His first book, the book that made him successful, was ‘The treasure Island‘, an adventure with pirates, sailors and a hidden treasure. It was published in 1883. You can read more on his work in our bibliography page. We won’t mention all of his work, but we’ll cover the most important ones.

You can check the homes and cottages Robert lived in throughout his life on this page. He definitely liked to move places.

Like every successful writer, Robert Louis Stevenson’s memory was honored in different ways. Museum owners dedicated entire rooms in his memory, a garden was created and other different, original and creative ways to honor his memory.
You can check our honors page if you are interested to see how Robert is remembered.