Washington Irving

Washington Irving

Biography Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

American author, essayist, biographer and historian

Also called Jonathan Oldstyle.
Was born on 03 apr 1783.
Died on 28 nov 1859, at 76 years old.
Origin country United States
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He was best known for his short stories "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle". 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.

Irving, along with James Fenimore Cooper, was the first American writer to earn acclaim in Europe, and Irving encouraged American authors such as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Edgar Allan Poe
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Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.

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Washington Irving

A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener...

Quote by Washington Irving about language, tools, use
Washington Irving

A woman's whole life is a history of the affections.

Quote by Washington Irving about woman, history, life
Washington Irving

Age is a matter of feeling, not of years.

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