Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle


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  • Arthur Conan Doyle

  • LIFE

    Arthur Conan Dayle was born 22. May 1859. in Edinburg, Scotland. His father Charles Altamont Doyle, was English of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They married in 1855. In 1864 the family dispersed due to Charles's growing alcoholism and the children were temporarily housed across Edinburgh. In 1867, the family came together again. From 1876 to 1881 Arthur studied medicine at the University of Edinburg. While studying, Conan Doyle began writing short stories.

  • In 1890 Conan Doyle studied ophthalmology in Vienna, and moved to London, first living in Montague Place and then in South Norwood. He set up a practice as an ophthalmologist. Doyle's father died in 1893, in the Crichton Rayal, Dumfrie, after many years of psychiatric illness.

    Arthur Conan Doyle's house in South Norwood, London

  • Marriages and family

    In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louise Hawkins, the sister of one of his patients. She suffered from tuberculosis and died 1906. The next year he married Jean Elizabeth Leckie, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897. Jean died in London on 1940.

    Conan Doyle fathered five children. He had two with his first wife and three with his second wife.

    Conan Doyle with his family in New York City, 1922


    He died 7. July 1930. of a heart attack at the age of 71. His last words were directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful. He was first buried in Windlesham rose garden. He was later reinterred together with his wife in Mintead.

    Grave of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Arthur Conan Doyle was a physician and writer, most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction, and for the adventures of Professor Challenger.