Washington Irving

Washington Irving
1783 - 1859

Washington Irving  American Author

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Passed away on 28th November, 1859 aged 76.

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American Author Washington Irving was born on 3rd April, 1783 in Manhattan, New York, United States and passed away on 28th Nov 1859 Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York aged 76. He is most remembered for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. His zodiac sign is Aries.

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First Name Washington
Last Name Irving
Alternative Name Diedrich Knickbocker
Age 76 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd April, 1783
Birthplace Manhattan, New York, United States
Died 28th November, 1859
Place of Death Sunnyside, Tarrytown, New York
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Occupation Text Short story writer, essayist, biographer, magazine editor, diplomat
Occupation Author
Claim to Fame The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) 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" (1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820), 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 subjects such as Alhambra, Christopher Columbus and the Moors. Irving served as American ambassador to Spain in the 1840s.

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