"Conan Doyle" redirects here. For the professional athlete, see Conan Doyle (rugby union).Sir Arthur Conan DoyleSir Arthur Conan DoyleBornArthur Ignatius Conan Doyle
22 May 1859
Edinburgh, ScotlandDied7 July 1930 (aged 71)
Crowborough, Sussex, EnglandOccupationNovelist, short story writer, poet, physicianNationalityScottishCitizenshipUnited KingdomGenreDetective fiction, fantasy, science fiction, historical novels, non-fictionNotable worksStories of Sherlock Holmes
The Lost WorldSpouseLouisa Hawkins (m. 1885–1906) (her death)
Jean Leckie (m. 1907–1930) (his death)Children5Signature
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detectiveSherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
He is also known for writing the fictional adventures of a second character he invented, Professor Challenger, and for popularising the mystery of the Mary Celeste. He was a prolific writer whose other works include fantasy and science fiction stories, plays, romances, poetry, non-fiction and historical novels.