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Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Doyle was physician and prolific writer, and is best known for his contributions as a playwright and novelist in the genre of fantasy, science fiction, crime fiction, romance, historical non-fiction, and poetry. Most notable among his body of works are nine novels featuring the ever popular Detective Sherlock Holmes written from 1887-1927. In 1887 at the age of 27, Doyle was initiated at Phoenix Lodge No. 257 in Southsea, Hampshire. Present at his initiation was Dr. James Watson who became fast friends with Doyle, and whom became the inspiration of Sherlock Holmes’ famous sidekick. Brother Arthur Conan Doyle was called from labor on July 7, 1930 at the age of 71 and is laid to rest at the Minstead Churchyard in New Forrest, Hampsire.