Edward Cullen (born Edward Anthony Masen, Jr., on June 20, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois) is a telepathic vampire and a founding member of the Olympic coven, as well as a protagonist of the Twilight Saga.He is the husband of Bella Swan and the father of Renesmee Cullen.That changed, however, when he and his parents became sick with the Spanish Influenza in 1918.His father died in the first wave of the influenza.Edward Anthony Masen was born on June 20, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois; the only child of Edward and Elizabeth Masen.His father provided Edward with many advantages as a successful lawyer, including music lessons and the opportunity to attend private school; however, he and his father were rather emotionally distant due to his busy career that often drew him away from home for business.This absence was made up for by his relationship with his mother; he was the center of her life.Edward excelled at his studies and became an accomplished pianist.
Over the next ninety years, the pair gathered a family of vampires around themselves and called themselves "vegetarians". He is portrayed by Robert Pattinson in the movie adaptations.
Edward is the adoptive son of Carlisle and Esme Cullen, as well as the son-in-law of Charlie Swan and Renée Dwyer.
He is the adoptive brother of Emmett and Alice Cullen, and Rosalie and Jasper Hale.
Edward's mother later contracted the Spanish Influenza and begged the doctor who was taking care of them, Dr.
As he grew older, Edward became enamored with the life of a soldier.