Biography of Mr. Sherlock Holmes…

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This article is for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character. For other versions of the character see Versions of Sherlock Holmes.
My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don’t know.Sherlockpaget
―”The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

Little is known of Holmes’ early life or his family background, save that he is the grand nephew of the French artist Emile Jean Horace Vernet.[citation needed] An estimate of Holmes’s age in “His Last Bow” places his year of birth at 1854; the story, set in August 1914, describes him as 60 years of age. It is also known that in his younger years, Holmes attended at least one of the country’s leading universities … though it cannot be ascertained whether he was an alumnus of Oxford, Cambridge, or both. Sherlock has an older brother, Mycroft, whom the younger Holmes considered…

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