Arthur Conan Doyle
#195 Overall Influence

Arthur Conan Doyle

Scottish physician and author


Why is this person notable and influential?

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was a British writer and medical doctor. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 when he published A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and fifty six short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Sherlock Holmes stories are generally considered milestones in the field of crime fiction.

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    As an author of the late- nineteenth and early- twentieth-century, Doyle’s novels impacted English fiction with vivid characters and thought provoking plot lines. Moreover, his compilation of Holmes books continue to fascinate readers today with it’s integration of humor and mystery.


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University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh

Public research university in Edinburgh, Scotland

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#89 World Rank