May 22, 1859Back
May 22, 1859
Sir Conan Doyle, Scottish author - born
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish author most noted for his stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered a major innovation in the field of crime fiction. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.
Arthur Conan Doyle was born in 1859, in Edinburgh, to Irish parents Charles Altamont Doyle and Mary Doyle.