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Irving, Washington (pseudonyms Diedrich Knickerbocker, Geoffrey Crayon, Launcelot Wa)

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Born: 1783 AD
Died: 1859 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors, Essayists, Novelists

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1783 – He was born on the 3rd day of April this year in New York City.

 

1815 – He left for Europe.

 

1819 – He published The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, which includes his best-known stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip van Winkle”.

 

1828 – He wrote The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus in this year, the Conquest of Granada.

 

1830 – He traveled on the Western frontier in this year.

 

1832 – He returned to the United States.

 

1835 – He recorded his glimpses of western tribes in A Tour on the Prairies

 

1840 – He returned to Europe as the American ambassador to Spain.

 

1851 – He wrote an “Author’s Revised Edition” entitled Tales of the Alhambra.

 

1859 – He died this year in Tarrytown.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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