Dr. Carlisle Cullen was the son of an Anglican pastor. He was born sometime in 1640 in London, England during a time of religious and political upheaval. He is the founder and leader of the Olympic Coven and the second husband of Esme Cullen.He is the adoptive father of Emmett, Alice, Edward Cullen, and Jasper and Rosalie Hale. He is also the adoptive father-in-law of Bella Swan and adoptive grandfather of Renesmee Cullen.
"About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was part of him — and I didn’t know how potent that part might be — that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him." - Twilight