Learn about the greatest fictional detective, the story of Sherlock Holmes, with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.
Sherlock Holmes is probably the most famous of all fictional detectives. He was created in the 19th century by UK author Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes holds the record for the most-portrayed fictional character in movies. It is believed that more than 70 actors have played Holmes in various films over more than a century.
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh on 22 May 1859 of Scottish and Irish ancestry. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University. This background gave him the knowledge to be able to construct Sherlock Holmes’ great understanding of forensics. Conan Doyle’s first short story was published in 1883. It was called “The Captain of the Pole-Star” and was inspired by his own work as a ship’s surgeon.
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