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Arthur Conan Doyle

Ancestry of Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle

Author, “Sherlock Holmes”


Who was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a British author who is most famous for creating the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally he had studied to become a physician, but having failed after opening an ophthalmology practice, he went on to write four novels and over fifty short stories featuring the famous detective. The Sir was added to his name after he was knighted in 1902 by King Edward VII.

Famous Kin

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous kin currently derive from his royal ancestry. His ancestry can be traced back to William the Conqueror and a number of Magna Carta Sureties include Sir Saher de Quincy, Henry de Bohun, and Hugh le Bigod. Some of the U.S. Presidents that share a common ancestor with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter.

Some of the celebrities who share a royal kinship to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle include Benedict Cumberbatch, Humphrey Bogart, Dick Clark, Guy Ritchie, Alan Ladd, George Hamilton, Kyra Sedwick, Hugh Grant, Steve McQueen, Christopher Reeve, Edward Norton, and many others.

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