Sir Arthur Conan Doyle KStJ DL
(1859-1930)

Died aged c. 71

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for creating the fictional detective Sherlock Holmes and writing stories about him 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.

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creator of Sherlock Holmes and creator of John Watson

Commemorated on 14 plaques

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930 creator of Sherlock Holmes lived here 1891-1894

12 Tennison Road, South Norwood, Croydon, SE25, London, United Kingdom where he lived (1891-1894)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes lived here 1878-1881

T Startin Ltd, Aston Road North, Birmingham, United Kingdom where he lived (1878-1881)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle author 1859-1930 worked and wrote here 1891

2 Upper Wimpole Street, Paddington, London, United Kingdom where he worked (1891) and wrote (1891)

Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle dined here with the publisher of 'Lippincott's Magazine' on 30 August 1889, a meeting that led to 'The Sign Of Four' & 'The Picture Of Dorian Gray'

Langham Hotel, 1c Portland Place, London, United Kingdom where he dined

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930 practised medicine at No.1 Durnford Street. Unfortunately the relationship with his practice partner was an unhappy one and ended with Conan Doyle moving to Southsea. During his spare-time from his medical profession he became more involved in his writings. 'A Study of Scarlet' the first of 68 stories featuring Sherlock Holmes appeared in 1897. Conan Doyle's time in Devon undoubtedly inspired his later literary work 'The Hound Of The Baskervilles'. A Holmes cult arose and still flourishes today.

1 Durnford Street, Plymouth, United Kingdom where he practised medicine

In honour of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930 medical graduate of the university, author and creator of Sherlock Holmes

Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where he studied

Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930 We all devoted ourselves to surf-bathing, spending a good deal of our day in the water as is the custom of the place. It is a real romp with Nature, for the great Pacific rollers come sweeping in and break over you, rolling you over on the sand if they can catch you unawares. It was a golden patch in our restless lives. The Wanderings of a Spiritualist (1921) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, visited Australia in 1920-1921 during a series of lecture tours on Spiritualism.

Writers Walk, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia where he visited (1920-1921)

Doctor Arthur Conan Doyle M.D. practised from 1882 until 1890 at No.1 Bush Villas which formerly stood on this site. It was here that the first two Sherlock Holmes novels were written.

Elm Grove, Southsea, Portsmouth, United Kingdom where he practised (1882-1890) and wrote the first two Sherlock Holmes novels

The Case of the Wandering Spirit Arthur Conan Doyle in Australia Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), creator of Sherlock Holmes, visited Adelaide in 1920 and stayed at Gibson's Grand Central Hotel which previously occupied this site.

corner of Pulteney St and Rundle St, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia where he stayed (1920)

Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born at No.11 Picardy Place, formerly opposite here, on 22nd May 1859.

Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom where he was born (1859)

The Hill House. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1903

The Hill House, Happisburgh, United Kingdom where he wrote (1903)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote 'The Adventure of the Dancing Men' here in 1903, in which Holmes cracks a code inspired by Conan Doyle's visits to The Hill House

The Hill House, Happisburgh, United Kingdom where he wrote (1903)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1858-1930 lodged here with Dr Budd, his medical partner [full inscription unknown]

6 Elliot Terrace, Plymouth, United Kingdom where he lodged

Undershaw home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1897-1907 author, creator of Sherlock Holmes

Stepping Stones School, Hindhead, United Kingdom where he lived (1897-1907)