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1859: Arthur Conan Doyle Was Educated at a Jesuit School in Austria

1859: Arthur Conan Doyle Was Educated at a Jesuit School in Austria
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  • Historical event:
  • 22 May 1859
  • Arthur Conan Doyle was raised as a Roman Catholic. He was educated at the Jesuit school Stella Matutina in the town of Feldkirch in Austria.

On this day in 1859, Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the famous character Sherlock Holmes, was born. 

He was born in Edinburgh in Scotland, to parents of Irish descent. It is interesting that Arthur Conan Doyle was raised as a Roman Catholic. He attended a Jesuit school in England and then studied at the Jesuit Stonyhurst College in northwest England.

It is particularly interesting that Arthur Conan Doyle was educated at the Jesuit school Stella Matutina in the town of Feldkirch in Austria from 1875 till 1876. The town is located in the far west of Austria, about two kilometers from the border with Liechtenstein and not far from Switzerland. Let us mention that a famous scene of Sherlock Holmes’s fictional death in one of Doyle’s works was placed near the Reichenbach Falls, precisely in Switzerland.

Arthur Conan Doyle became a doctor by profession. However, till this day he remained best known for the character of Sherlock Holmes, of which the first story was published in 1887. Doyle lived until 1930 and died at the age of 71 in England.

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