Happy Birthday Arthur Conan Doyle
On May 22, 1859, Arthur Conan Doyle, the British writer best known for his creation of the detective Sherlock Holmes , was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Interestingly enough, genealogy detectives have discovered that Benedict Cumberbatch, the
British actor who portrays Sherlock Holmes in the PBS/BBC television series,
is distantly related to the author who created the iconic character
more than a century ago. Cumberbatch, 40, and the late Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who died in
1930, were 16th cousins, twice removed, according to the web site
Watch AP’s interview with the Sherlock star earlier this year.