Washington Irving (1783 - 1859) MP

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Birthplace: New York, NY, USA
Death: Died in Tarrytown, NY, USA
Occupation: American author, essayist, biographer and historian, Author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
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About Washington Irving

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle", both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington, Oliver Goldsmith and Muhammad, and several histories of 15th-century Spain dealing with subjects such as Christopher Columbus, the Moors, and the Alhambra. Irving also served as the U.S. minister to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

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April 3, 1783
New York, NY, USA
January 1, 1784
New York, NY, USA
November 28, 1859
Age 76
Tarrytown, NY, USA
Sleepy Hollow, NY, USA