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Washington Irving

Washington Irving was an American short-story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", both of which appear in his collection The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of Oliver Goldsmith, Muhammad and George Washington, as well as several histories of 15th-century Spain that deal with... Read More

BornApril 3, 1783
New York City, New York
DiedNovember 28, 1859 (aged 76)
Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York
OccupationShort story writer, essayist, biographer, magazine editor, diplomat
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