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Sherlock Holmes

Died aged c. 63

Sherlock Holmes (/ˈʃɜːrlɒk ˈhoʊmz/) is a fictional private detective created by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Known as a "consulting detective" in the stories, Holmes is known for a proficiency with observation, forensic science, and logical reasoning that borders on the fantastic, which he employs when investigating cases for a wide variety of clients, including Scotland Yard. First appearing in print in 1887 (in A Study in Scarlet), the character's popularity became widespread with the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine, beginning with "A Scandal in Bohemia" in 1891; additional tales appeared from then to 1927, eventually totalling four novels and 56 short stories. All but one are set in the Victorian or Edwardian periods, taking place between about 1880 to 1914. Most are narrated by the character of Holmes's friend and biographer Dr. Watson, who usually accompanies Holmes during his investigations and often shares quarters with him at the address of 221B Baker Street, London, where many of the stories begin. Though not the first fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes is arguably the most well-known, with Guinness World Records listing him as the "most portrayed movie character" in history. Holmes's popularity and fame are such that many have believed him to be not a fictional character but a real individual; numerous literary and fan societies have been founded that pretend to operate on this principle. The stories and character have had a profound and lasting effect on mystery writing and popular culture as a whole, with both the original tales as well as thousands written by authors other than Conan Doyle being adapted into stage and radio plays, television, films, video games, and other media for over one hundred years.

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enemy of James Moriarty , creation of Arthur Conan Doyle and friend of John Watson

Commemorated on 4 plaques

221b Sherlock Holmes consulting detective 1881-1904

221b Baker Street, London, United Kingdom where he lived

Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective & bee keeper retired here 1903 - 1917

near The Tiger Inn, East Dean, United Kingdom where he retired (1903-1917)

At this fearful place, Sherlock Holmes vanquished Professor Moriarty, on 4 May 1891. An diesem furchterregenden ort besiegte Sherlock Holmes am 4. Mai 1891 Professor Moriarty. A cet endroit terrifiant, Sherlock Holmes a vaincu le Professeur Moriarty le 4 Mai, 1891.

Reichenbach Falls, Schattenhalb, Switzerland where he vanquished Professor Moriarty (1891)

At this place New Years Day, 1881 were spoken these deathless words "You have been to Afghanistan, I perceive." by Mr Sherlock Holmes in greeting to John H. Watson M.D. at their first meeting

St. Bartholomews Hospital, West Smithfield, London, United Kingdom where he spoke these deathless words 'You have been to Afghanistan, I perceive' (1881) and first met (1881)