Washington Irving By: Jack sweeney

Washington Irving was born on April 3, 1783 in NYC, New York and he died on November 28, 1859.

He died at age 76.

He was a short story writer, essayist, biographer, magazine editor, and a diplomat.

His literary movement was romanticism.

Washington was the youngest of 11 children born to Scottish-English immigrant parents.

Washington Irving was named after George Washington, Hero of the revolutionary war.

He was self educated and he became globally famous for his fictional stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

He toured Europe and came back to NY to practice law and he barely passed the bar. (a test to become a licensed lawyer)

“Legend of Sleepy Hollow” became a film in 1999 and became a TV series in 2013

The pumpkin man was one of the many characters.

Washington Irving's first hit book was in 1802. He was the first writer to gain fame from Europe and took a spot in Spain as a writer.

He died of a heart attack and coincidentally, was buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

Translation: Born April 3, 1783 Died November 28, 1859.


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