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:

Arthur Conan Doyle Facts
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Next, meet Alice Clement, the real-life, female Sherlock Holmes. Then, discover the real people behind Sherlock Holmes and four of your other favorite fictional characters.

Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly
Erin Kelly is a freelance writer, artist and video editor that splits her time between the humid Midwest and the dusty corners of her mind.
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