Mycroft Holmes

Mycroft Holmes is a fictional character appearing in stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from 1893 to 1908.[1] The elder brother (by seven years) of detective Sherlock Holmes, he is a government official and a founding member of the Diogenes Club. Mycroft is described as having abilities of deduction and knowledge exceeding even those of his brother, though their practical use is limited by his dislike of fieldwork.[2]

Mycroft Holmes
Sherlock Holmes character
as depicted by Sidney Paget
in the Strand Magazine in 1893
First appearance"The Adventure of the Greek Interpreter" (1893)
Last appearance"The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" (1908)
Created byArthur Conan Doyle
In-universe information
GenderMale
OccupationGovernment official
FamilySherlock Holmes (brother)
NationalityBritish

The character has been adapted in various pieces of literature and media, including television series, films, radio, and comics. He is also popular in culture, being mentioned by many works, which mostly reference his job, personality, or his relationship with Sherlock Holmes.


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