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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Birthday
22, 1859
Birthplace
Edinburgh, Scotland
Death Date
Jul 7, 1930 (71)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
22, 1859
Birthplace
Edinburgh, Scotland
Death Date
Jul 7, 1930 (71)

About

Scottish author of the legendary Sherlock Holmes detective novels. He also created the lesser- known character, Professor Challenger, and in addition to detective stories, wrote poetry, plays, and science-fiction works.

Before Fame

He attended a Jesuit school in Austria in his youth and later studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Following his graduation, he held the position of ship surgeon on several whaling and naval vessels.

Trivia

In 1893, he attempted to kill off his most beloved character in order to create some free time for himself.

Family Life

His parents were named Mary Foley and Charles Doyle. He was married twice-- to Louisa Hawkins and, following her death, to Jean Elizabeth Leckie-- and fathered two daughters and three sons.

Associated With

His Sherlock Holmes series was adapted into a film starring Robert Downey Jr.

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