Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American short
story writer, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century
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Washington Irving, (born April 3, 1783, New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Nov. 28, 1859,
Tarrytown, N.Y.) writer called the “first American man of letters.” He is best ...
Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of
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American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat, Washington Irving
was born in New York City in 1783. He is best known for his short stories The ...
Washington Irving was born in 1783 in New York City. He was the youngest of
eleven children of a wealthy merchant father, a Scottish immigrant who ...
Irving's contribution to the early literary images of Native Americans. Excerpted
from White on Red, Eds. Black, Nancy B. and Bette S. Wiedman.