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Other Profession(s): Physician
Famous For: Author of Sherlock Holmes stories
Higher Education: University of Edinburgh
British author and physician Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was both. Following the publication of his first Sherlock Holmes story in 1887, he wrote four novels and 56 short stories. Critical guidelines for crime fiction were established by the Sherlock Holmes tales. Doyle was a prolific writer, producing dramas, romances, poetry, non-fiction, and historical fiction in addition to his works starring Sherlock Holmes. In addition, Professor Challenger appears in some of his science fiction and fantasy stories, and Brigadier Gerard appears in some of his comedy Napoleonic tales.
In 1879: He published his first piece in Chambers' Edinburgh Journal, titled "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley".
In 1882: Doyle formed a partnership with his former classmate George Turnavine Budd to practice medicine in Plymouth.
In 1891: After graduating from Vienna University, Doyle began studying ophthalmology.
In 1901: Doyle served as one of three judges during the first significant bodybuilding competition in history.
In 1903: He published "The Adventure of the Empty House," his first Holmes story in ten years.
Achievements and Awards:
In 1895: Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy was bestowed upon Doyle.
In 1901: He got the Queen's South Africa Medal.
In 1903: He received the Knight of Grace degree from the Most Venerable Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem Order.
Doyle formally erected a Spiritualist temple in Camden, London, in 1926. He contributed £500 of the building's total £600 construction expenditures.
In 1912, Doyle made his most ambitious attempt at architecture by designing an addition to the Lyndhurst Grand Hotel and an alteration to its front façade.