Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels about Holmes and Dr. Watson. In addition, Doyle wrote over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
|Full name at birth||
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
|Claim to fame||
created Sherlock Holmes among other classic popular literature
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22 May 1859
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7 July 1930
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Crowborough, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom
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Hodder Place, Stonyhurst,
University of Edinburgh (medicine)
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