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Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan DoyleAKA Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Born: 22-May-1859
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 7-Jul-1930
Location of death: Crowborough, Sussex, England
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, All Saints Churchyard, Minstead, Hampshire, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Author, Paranormal

Nationality: Scotland
Executive summary: Creator of Sherlock Holmes

[1] Daniel Stashower, Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle (2000), pp. 49-50: "The Doyle family remained devoutly Catholic, and it was this connection that they intended to exercise on his behalf -- with introductions to other prominent Catholic families and members of the clergy. To accept this sort of patronage, Conan Doyle felt, would be an act of hypocrisy. He had recently undergone what he called a spiritual unfolding and considered himself an agnostic." However, early in his life, and also for his final fifteen years he explored spiritualism, authoring in 1926 a two volume work, The History of Spiritualism.

Father: Charles Altamont Doyle (artist)
Mother: Mary Foley
Wife: Louisa "Jane" Hawkins (m. 1885, d. 1906)
Daughter: Mary
Son: Kingsley Doyle (d. pneumonia WWI)
Wife: Jean Leckie (m. 1907, two sons, one daughter)
Son: Denis
Son: Adrian
Daughter: Jean

    High School: Jesuit preparatory school, Stonyhurst
BA Medicine, University of Edinburgh (1881)
    Medical School: MD, University of Edinburgh (1885)

    Athenaeum Club (London)
    Freemasonry Phoenix Lodge 257, Southsea Hampshire (1887)
    Knight of the British Empire 9-Aug-1902

    The Lost World (2-Feb-1925) · Himself

Author of books:
A Study in Scarlet (1887, novel)
The Sign of the Four (1889, novel)
The Mystery of Cloomber (1889, novella)
The Firm of Girdlestone (1890, novel)
The White Company (1891, novel)
Round the Red Lamp (1894, short stories)
The Stark Munro Letters (1895, novel)
The Great Boer War (1900, history)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1904, novel)
Sir Nigel (1906, novel)
Through the Magic Door (1907, nonfiction, on books)
The Crime of the Congo (1909, history)
The Valley of Fear (1915, novel)
The British Campaign in France and Flanders (191620, history, 6 vols.)
The New Revelation (1918, mysticism)
The Vital Message (1919, mysticism)
The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921, mysticism)
Case for Spirit Photography (1922, mysticism)
The Coming of the Fairies (1922, mysticism)
Our American Adventure (1923, mysticism)
Our Second American Adventure (1924, mysticism)
Memories and Adventures (1924, memoir)
The History of Spiritualism (1926, mysticism, 2 vols.)
The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes (1927, novel)
Pheneas Speaks (1927, mysticism)
Our African Winter (1929, mysticism)

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