21 Arthur Conan Doyle Facts That Steal Sherlock’s Spotlight

Published February 26, 2015
Updated May 10, 2016

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the author responsible for one of the most popular fictional characters in history: Sherlock Holmes. Despite being over 130 years old, Holmes has stood the test of time and is still one of pop culture’s most prevalent characters today.

But it’s because of this massive popularity that Arthur Conan Doyle usually gets remembered simply as Holmes’ creator. But it’s hard to create such an enduring character without being a fascinating person yourself.

Learn more about the man behind the stories — the man who may be even more exciting than his stories — with these little-known Arthur Conan Doyle facts:

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Erin Kelly
An All That’s Interesting writer since 2013, Erin Kelly focuses on historic places, natural wonders, environmental issues, and the world of science. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian and she’s designed several book covers in her career as a graphic artist.