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Robert Louis Stevenson

Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson

Profession: Novelist


Biography: Robert Louis Stevenson is most well known for his novels "Treasure Island", "Kidnapped", and "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", however he was also a poet, travel writer and playwright.

Born: November 13, 1850
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: December 3, 1894 (aged 44)
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

Married Life

  • 1880-05-19 Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

Historical Events

  • 1883-11-14 "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson is first published as a book by Cassell & Co.
  • 1886-01-05 "Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson published by Longmans, Green & Co.

Quotes by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • "To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life."
  • "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

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