Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was a British writer, creator of the detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson, who featured in a number of stories, including "The Hound of the Baskerviltes" in 1902. Conan Doyle is also known for his romances, for example "The Lost World" in 1912.
Born in Edinburgh, he qualified as a doctor, and during the Second South African War was senior physician of a field hospital. He wrote The Great Boer War 1900, and was knighted in 1902.
The first of his books, "A Study in Scarlet", appeared in 1887 and introduced Sherlock Holmes and his ingenuous companion, Dr. Watson. Other books featuring the same characters followed, including "The Sign of Four" in 1889 and "The Valley of Fear" in 1915, as well as several volumes of short stories, first published in the Strand Magazine.
Conan Doyle also wrote historical romances (Micah Clarke in 1889, and The White Company in 1891) and the scientific romance "The Lost World" in 1912 with an irascible hero Professor Challenger. In his later years he became a spiritualist.
Why is Arthur Conan Doyle famous?
Arthur Conan Doyle was a British writer, famous for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson.