Profile of the Day: Arthur Conan Doyle

Posted May 22, 2020 by Amanda | No Comment

Are you a fan of Sherlock Holmes? On this day in 1859, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Image: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Library of Congress

Supported by wealthy uncles, Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst, at the age of 9. He studied medicine at the University of Ediniburgh Medical School and it was there that he began writing short stories.

In 1887, Doyle published the detective novel A Study in Scarlet. The story would mark the first appearance of detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. A prolific writer, Doyle would go on to write nearly 60 mystery stories featuring the iconic detective and his loyal assistant, Watson.

Doyle died on July 7, 1930 at the age of 71.

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