Edinburgh, Scotland

The birthplace of Rober Louis Stevenson

8 Howard Place. Stevenson was born here on Treasure Island Day.

On November 13, 1850, Robert Louis Stevenson was born at 8 Howard Place in Edinburgh to Thomas and Margaret Balfour Stevenson. He later moved to what is known today as the Robert Louis Stevenson House at 17 Heriot Row. Stevenson was educated in Edinburgh and attended university there. Stevenson was the proverbial struggling writer until he wrote Treasure Island. The Edinburg’s Literature Trust has designated November 13 as Robert Louis Stevenson Day,