Conan Doyle is most famous as the inventor of Sherlock Holmes, but he had a varied career as a writer, journalist and public figure. Arthur Conan Doyle was born on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh into a prosperous Irish family. He trained as a doctor, gaining his degree from Edinburgh University in He worked as a surgeon on a whaling boat and also as a medical officer on a steamer travelling between Liverpool and West Africa. He then settled in Portsmouth on the English south coast and divided his time between medicine and writing. Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in A Study of Scarlet, published in Its success encouraged Conan Doyle to write more stories involving Holmes. In addition, Conan Doyle wrote a number of other novels, including The Lost World and various non-fictional works. In later life he became very interested in spiritualism. Conan Doyle died of a heart attack on 7 July 1930.
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