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Arthur Conan Doyle

1859 - 1930

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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty-six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Conan Doyle has received more than 9,248,136 page views. His biography is available in 114 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 110 in 2019). Arthur Conan Doyle is the 50th most popular writer (down from 38th in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 30th in 2019) and the 6th most popular British Writer.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is most famous for his Sherlock Holmes series.

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Among writers, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 50 out of 5,755Before him are Aristophanes, Euripides, Mark Twain, Simone de Beauvoir, Sappho, and Octave Mirbeau. After him are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Émile Zola, Hesiod, Gabriel García Márquez, Daniel Defoe, and Li Bai.

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Among people born in 1859, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 3Before him are Wilhelm II, German Emperor and Pierre Curie. After him are Henri Bergson, Edmund Husserl, John Dewey, Knut Hamsun, L. L. Zamenhof, Svante Arrhenius, Georges Seurat, Alfred Dreyfus, and Billy the Kid. Among people deceased in 1930, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 1After him are Alfred Wegener, Fridtjof Nansen, Ilya Repin, Vladimir Mayakovsky, William Howard Taft, Zewditu, Allvar Gullstrand, Cosima Wagner, Miguel Primo de Rivera, Christiaan Eijkman, and Victoria of Baden.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 39 out of 7,765Before him are Jane Austen (1775), John Dalton (1766), David Hume (1711), Mary II of England (1662), James Prescott Joule (1818), and Thomas More (1478). After him are Anthony Hopkins (1937), John Lennon (1940), Edward Jenner (1749), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Bertrand Russell (1872), and Sean Connery (1930).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Arthur Conan Doyle ranks 6Before him are William Shakespeare (1564), Agatha Christie (1890), Charles Dickens (1812), Lord Byron (1788), and Jane Austen (1775). After him are Daniel Defoe (1660), Virginia Woolf (1882), Lewis Carroll (1832), Mary Shelley (1797), Robert Louis Stevenson (1850), and Walter Scott (1771).