History (One Piece Manga) 
Edward was born on Sphinx an island located in the New World. At some point in his childhood his homeland became to poor to be part of the World Government. He became an orphan, he became a pirate at an early age and supported his village with the money and resources he gained.
Before forming his own crew he went by Newgate and was not intrested in treasure but just wanted a family.
Around 40 years ago he joined forces with Rocks D. Xebec became a member of the Rock Pirates. He eventually left after the crew was defeated after the God Valley Incident. He would then eventually go to form his own crew the Whitebeard Pirates.
Around 30 years ago his crew ended up shipwrecked on Wano Country were they met Kozuki Oden
Five Worlds War: Fairy Tail Campaign
Powers and Abilities
Whitebeard was one of the most powerful and influential pirates of his generation. He garnered the title "Strongest Man in the World" before even the late Pirate King Gol D. Roger's death and was one of the world's few to ever match Roger in one-on-one combat. After Roger's death, Whitebeard became one of the Yonko, the four most formidable pirates ruling the latter half of the Grand Line; the biggest pirate threats to the World Government. Prior to his own passing, Whitebeard held not only the highest bounty among those four, but the second highest in recorded history, at over 5 billion (only behind Roger's own)
Whitebeard's reputation alone made his simple declaration of Fish-Man Island being his territory enough to keep slave traders and pirates from attacking the island further, making Whitebeard himself far more effective than the treaty signed with the World Government 200 years before his death.
Whitebeard was the captain of the Whitebeard Pirates, directly controlling an enormous pirate fleet of 1,600 pirates divided into 16 divisions, each one being led by an incredibly powerful division commander. A testament to his power is the fact that the Warlords and World Government used virtually all their power to prepare to fight him and his crew.
Whitebeard's powers were so vast that few would dare to challenge him, making Ace, Crocodile, Aokiji, Kizaru, Akainu, Blackbeard, Kaido, and Luffy a few very brave and powerful people. In the past, Ace tried to kill Whitebeard over a hundred times, with each attempt resulting in subsequent failure and injury; Whitebeard's retaliation was so effortless that he was able to counterattack even while sleeping.
After Akainu killed Ace, Whitebeard brutally injured the Admiral, who was practically helpless in response to Whitebeard's power. He was able to defeat Akainu with a mere two attacks despite the Yonko being on the brink of death due to his illness and severely injured state at the time. Another example of his power was his "fight" with Shanks. When their weapons clashed, the heavens split in two. The Being of Order Chitsujo added him as a list of reserve to even fight another Act Of Chaos Zeref.
- Edward's Japanese VA is Kinryū Arimoto who also voices Gineri Kuchiki in Bleach, Kaguya Clan Patriarch in Naruto.
- Edward's English VA is R. Bruce Elliott who also voices Dr. Nako and Henzo. Makarov Dreyar and Faust in Fairy Tail, Shie Hassaikai Boss in My Hero Academia.
- Edward shares the same birthday with Jean Bart and Speed Jiru.