Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Person Born 22/5/1859 Died 7/7/1930
Born in Edinburgh where he trained as a doctor. Extremely successful writer of the Sherlock Holmes stories. A sportsman: a boxer, a cricketer who once dismissed WG Grace. The first Englishman to cross an Alpine pass on skis. Later an apostle of spiritualism and the paranormal. Died England of a heart attack.