Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859–7 July 1930) was a Scottish doctor and author. He is well known because he wrote short stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes. He also wrote science fiction and historical stories.
He was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh. His mother was named Mary Foley and she was Irish. His father was named Charles Altamont Doyle and he was English. He went to Stonyhurst College. He became an agnostic by the time he left. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University in 1876 to 1881. He wrote short stories in his spare time. In 1882, he started working as a doctor in Southsea. He carried on writing short stories while he waited for patients. His first Sherlock Holmes story that was published was A Study in Scarlet. He died on 7 July 1930 at the age of 71.
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