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Sir Arthur Doyle by Leah Rushworth

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  • Birth 1859, 22nd May

    Birth 1859, 22nd May
    When he was born!
  • School

    Conan Doyle was sent to the Roman Catholic Jesuit preparatory school Hodder Place, Stonyhurst, at the age of eight. He then went on to Stonyhurst College, but by the time he left the school in 1875, he had rejected Christianity to become an agnostic.
  • First Published book

    While studying, he also began writing short stories; his first published story appeared in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal before he was 20.
  • His Wives!

    His Wives!
    In 1885, he married Louisa (or Louise) Hawkins, known as "Touie", who suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906. He married Jean Elizabeth Leckie in 1907, whom he had first met and fallen in love with in 1897 but had maintained a platonic relationship with her out of loyalty to his first wife. Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.
  • His Children!

    His Children!
    Conan Doyle had five children, two with his first wife Mary Louise (28 January 1889 %u2013 12 June 1976) and (2) Arthur Alleyne Kingsley, known as Kingsley (15 November 1892 %u2013 28 October 1918), and three with his second wife, (3) Denis Percy Stewart (17 March 1909 %u2013 9 March 1955), second husband in 1936 of Georgian Princess Nina Mdivani (circa 1910 %u2013 19 February 1987; former sister-in-law of Barbara Hutton), (4) Adrian Malcolm (1910%u20131970) and (5) Jean Lena Annette (1912%u20131997).
  • Where he lived!

    Where he lived!
    Arthur Conan Doyle's house in South Norwood, London.
  • His Work!

    His Work!
    His work on this topic was one of the reasons that one of his short story collections, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, was banned in the Soviet Union in 1929 for supposed occultism. This ban was later lifted. Russian actor Vasily Livanov later received an Order of the British Empire for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes.
  • Death: 1930, 7th July

    Death: 1930, 7th July
    When he died at the age of 71! From at heart attak and is buried in the Church Yard at Minstead in the New Forest, Hampshire, England. His last words were directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful."