Arthur Conan Doyle
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
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, and the adventures of Professor Challenger. He was a prolific writer whose other works include science fiction stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry, and non-fiction.
- Physician writer
- William Gillette, a personal friend who performed the most famous stage-version of Sherlock Holmes