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Arthur Conan Doyle is born in Edinburgh

Arthur Conan Doyle, detail
Arthur Conan Doyle was born in the Scottish city of Edinburgh to a poor Catholic family with Irish roots. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, opened a practice, and wrote stories in his spare time. In 1887, he introduced the world to his most famous creation, Sherlock Holmes, who appeared in fifty-six Conan Doyle short stories and four novels. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Andrew Lycett, The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes: The Life and Times of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008), 4.


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