The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Conan Doyle was born in 1859 and died in 1930.  What he did with those years was truly amazing!  Here you can find links to articles about his belief in spiritualism,  real-life mystery cases solved by Conan Doyle, his medical career and so much more.

Timeline of Life of Conan Doyle

Timeline of Life of Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle was born in Scotland on May 22, 1859. He passed away on July 7, 1930. Between those two days he led quite a life! See a timeline for the professional and private life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Friends and Family

Friends and Family
Learn more about the friends and family of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Doctor Conan Doyle

Doctor Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known as a writer. However before he was an author he had another profession—he was a doctor. While some people go into medicine because they feel a "calling" this was not the case with Conan Doyle. The decision was a practical one.

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Conan Doyle’s Mystery Cases

Conan Doyle’s Mystery Cases
Conan Doyle didn't just write about mysteries. In two, real-life instances he served as the detective.

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The Knighting of Arthur Conan Doyle

The Knighting of Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hound of the Baskervilles and The War in South Africa: Its Causes and Conduct were both written in the early 1900’s. The first is one of the most well known Sherlock Holmes stories. The second, while virtually unknown today, is the reason that Arthur Conan Doyle was knighted.

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Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw and the Titanic

Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw and the Titanic
After the Titanic sank in 1912 Conan Doyle and George Bernard Shaw had a very public disagreement about the disaster.

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Conan Doyle and World War One

Conan Doyle and World War One
When World War One broke out in 1914 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle tried to enlist in the military. His offer was refused but that didn't stop Sir Arthur from contributing to the war effort.

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Conan Doyle the Sportsman

Conan Doyle the Sportsman
Conan Doyle was a natural athlete and took part in cricket, football (known as soccer in the United States), hockey, swimming, and rugby. He also boxed!

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Conan Doyle and Spiritualism

Conan Doyle and Spiritualism
In 1916 Arthur Conan Doyle made a declaration that would impact the rest of his life. He stated his belief in Spiritualism. Could it be? The man who created the ever-logical Sherlock Holmes believed in ghosts?

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