Sherlock Holmes

What date did Sherlock Holmes die?

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2011-11-19 20:44:51

To answer your question, the date generally accepted by scholars

as the date that Holmes supposedly plunged into the Reichenbach

Falls is: Monday, 4th May 1891.

His death of old age or some other cause later in his life is

not recorded.


Sherlock Holmes was not a real person but a character created by

writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. This fiction hero "died" in the

story "The Adventure of the Final Problem" published in 1893 in The

Strand Magazine and then in "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes"

People were so concerned that Conan Doyle had to bring the great

detective back. In 1901 Sherlock Holmes reappeared in "The Hound of

the Baskervilles". The story supposedly happened before Holmes'

"death" at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland.

Holmes returned officially from the dead in the 1903 story "The

Empty House", which is the first story in the book "The Return of

Sherlock Holmes"

Doyle wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories until 1927 though the

chronology of Holmes' adventures ends with "His Last Bow", at the

beginning of World War I in 1914.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died in 1930.

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