Washington Irving

Author Washington Irving Full Name: Washington Irving
Nationality: American

Profession: Author
Why Famous: Best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow". His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Muhammad. He was America's first genuine internationally best-selling author, and advocated for writing as a legitimate profession.

Born: April 3, 1783
Star Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

Died: November 28, 1859 (aged 76)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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