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Washington Irving

Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: New York, NY, United States
Death: November 28, 1859 (76)
Tarrytown, NY, United States
Place of Burial: Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Irving, Sr. and Sarah Irving
Fiancé of Matilda Hoffman
Brother of William Irving; William Irving; William Irving, Jr.; John Irving; Anna Sarah "Nancy" Dodge and 5 others

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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Washington Irving's Timeline

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