Arthur Conan Doyle

Author of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and 90+ Books

Arthur Conan Doyle


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland, the third of ten siblings. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born of Irish descent in England, and he had an Irish mother, Mary Foley. They were married in 1855. Although he is now called "Conan Doyle," the origin of this compound surname is uncertain (if that's how he meant it to be understood). His record of baptism in Edinburgh's St. Mary's Cathedral registry gives A... rthur Ignatius Conan as his Christian name, and just Doyle as his surname. It also names Michael Conan as his godfather. Conan Doyle was sent to the preparatory school for the Roman Catholic Jesuit at the age of nine, Hodder Place, Stonyhurst. He then left for Stonyhurst College in 1875. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University from 1876 to 1881. This required regular medical assistance in the cities of Aston (now Birmingham district) and Sheffield. Conan Doyle started writing short stories while studying. Before he was 20 years old, his first published story appeared in the "Chamberss Edinburgh Journal." After graduating, he was employed as a ship doctor on the SS Mayumba during a trip to the West African coast. He completed his doctorate on tabes dorsalis in 1885. In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa (or Louise) Hawkins, known as "Touie," who suffered from tuberculosis and died on July 4, 1906. In the following year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he first met and fell in love with in 1897. On 27 June 1940, Jean died in London. Five children were fathered by Conan Doyle. Two with his first wife, Mary Louise (28 January 188912 June 1976), and Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley (15 November 189228 October 1918), and three children with his second wife, Denis Percy Stewart (17 March 19099 March 1955), second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani (around 191019 February 1987; former sister-in-law of Barbara Hutton); Adrian Malcolm (19 November 19103); In Picardy Place, Edinburgh, near the house where Conan Doyle was born, there is also a statue of Sherlock Holmes.READ MORE

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