Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Born: November 13, 1850
Famous Works: Treasure Island
and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
- Robert’s father wanted him to become an engineer but compromised to allow him to become an author instead – as long as Robert at least obtained a law degree!
- Robert was nicknamed “Velvet Jacket” while in university – due to his love for the bohemian style. :)