Person    | Male  Born 22/5/1859  Died 7/7/1930

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Categories: Literature, Paranormal, Seriously Famous

Countries: Scotland

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 W. G. Grace. The first Englishman to cross an Alpine pass on skis.

Later an apostle of the paranormal and spiritualism (on our Kingston Spiritualist Church page we have a photo of him officiating at the opening). His belief in spiritualism predates the death of his son from influenza while convalescing from Somme war wounds. See Harry Houdini for the story of a séance they jointly attended.

Died England of a heart attack. We understand his surname was Doyle, not Conan Doyle, though that is often used to refer to him.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - SE25

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859 - 1930, creator of Sherlock Holmes lived here, 1...

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - W1

Westminster City Council Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author, 1859 - 1930, worked...

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The Langham Hotel

The plaque was unveiled by the writer and former MP Gyles Brandreth.

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Tom Cribb Public House

Tom Cribb Tom Cribb was the British bare-knuckle boxing champion between 1809...

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Wine Office Court

The Rhymers' Club is not specifically mentioned on the plaque but Ye Olde Che...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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Kingston Spiritualist Church - Foundation Stone 4 - Conan Doyle

This is the first reference to the 'angel world' that we've recorded.

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Spiritualist Temple - Conan Doyle

Foundation stone laid by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, October 30th 1926

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