Which author, born on this day in 1859, created the fictional character Sherlock Holmes?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Answer: On May 22, 1859, Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1890 his novel, A Study in Scarlet, introduced the character of Detective Sherlock Holmes. Doyle would go on to write 60 stories about Sherlock Holmes. Most are narrated by the character of Holmes’s friend Dr. Watson, who usually accompanies Holmes during his investigations and often shares quarters with him at the address of 221B Baker Street, London, where many of the stories begin. The Sherlock Holmes stories are considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.
Born: 22 May 1859, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Died: 7 July 1930, Crowborough, United Kingdom
Short stories: The Adventure of the Speckled Band, more
Movies: Sherlock Holmes, Mr. Holmes, more
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