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3rd April 1783

Washington Irving

American writer, historian and diplomat (1783-1859)

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" (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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  • Lived from
    1783 - 1859 (Died age 76)
  • Birthday:
    3rd April 1783
  • Gender:
    Male
  • Star Sign:
    Aries
  • Place of Birth:
    New York City
  • Country:
    United States of America

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