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Arthur Conan Doyle

Author Arthur Conan Doyle

Full Name: Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
Profession: Author

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Creator of Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger

Born: May 22, 1859
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: July 7, 1930 (aged 71)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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Married Life

  • 1885-08-05 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (26) weds Louisa Hawkins
  • 1907-09-18 Author Arthur Conan Doyle (48) weds Jean Elizabeth Leckie

Events in the Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

  • 1881-01-01 Dr John Watson is first introduced to Sherlock Holmes in story written by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 1887-12-01 Sherlock Holmes first appears in print in "Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 1890-03-01 1st US edition of Sherlock Holmes' first story "A Study in Scarlet" by Arthur Conan Doyle published
  • 1892-10-14 Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes" collection of 12 stories originally published serially in "The Strand Magazine"
  • 1905-03-07 Arthur Conan Doyle publishes "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" collection in London after public pressure to revive his famous detective (Feb New York)

Quotes by Arthur Conan Doyle

  • "What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with the aspirations of angels and the instincts of beasts."

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