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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 1 decade ago

was Sherlock Holmes a real person ?

I have heard that Doyle based his books on an actual Scotland Yard detective. Once I saw a magazine that showed alleged pictures of Watson's revolver. Then again I've heard a lot of stuff that wasn't true.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    He's fictional, but he is based on Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle's medical tutor Dr. Joseph Bell.

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    4 years ago

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    was Sherlock Holmes a real person ?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Doubt it. I had a look on Wikipedia and no mention of how Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle came up with the character.... It does mention the use of addictive drugs so it is highly unlikely that he would have been some kind of officer of the law in real life especially in the late 1800.

  • Vidocq
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    1 decade ago

    No, he was never a real person, neither was Watson. His methods (not his personality though) were based from Dr Joseph Bell who was a pioneer in Forensic Science and who helped Scotland Yard with many cases, most notable amongst which is the case of Jack The Ripper.

    But the man himself never existed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nope. He was a fictional character written in a series of stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It is possible, however I don't know for sure

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I Wish he was

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  • 1 decade ago

    r u guys serious????? sherlock holmes isnt real?????

  • 1 decade ago

    yes most definetly

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think so.... not completly sure tho

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