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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Was Born

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    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Earliest Extant Fiction

    While studying medicine at the University of Edinburgh, he wrote his earliest extant fiction, a short story titled "The Haunted Grange of Goresthorpe".
  • First Published Piece

    His first published piece "The Mystery of Sasassa Valley", a story set in South Africa, was printed in Chambers's Edinburgh Journal.
  • First Non-Fiction Article

    He published his first non-fictional article, "Gelsemium as a Poison" in the British Medical Journal.
  • Published his First Sherlock Holmes story in Ten Years

    In 1903, Conan Doyle published his first Holmes short story in ten years, "The Adventure of the Empty House"
  • Death of 1st Wife

    In 1885 Conan Doyle married Louisa (Louise) Hawkins, known as 'Touie', the sister of one of his patients. She suffered from tuberculosis and died on 4 July 1906.
  • Married to His Second Wife

    Marries Jean Elizabeth Leckie.
  • Death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was found clutching his chest in the hall of Windlesham, his house in Crowborough, East Sussex, on July 7, 1930. He died of a heart attack at the age of 71. His last words were directed toward his wife: "You are wonderful."
  • Death of Second Wife

    Jean died in London on 27 June 1940.