Washington Irving (1783-1859)

Death: 28th November 1858
Location: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Sleepy Hollow, Westchester County, New York, USA
Cause of death: Heart Attack / Failure
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American author, best known for his short stories especially The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip van Winkle.
He was born in Manhattan and was lawyer who worked as a member of the American embassy in the UK and Spain. He could speak fluent Spanish and wrote books on 15th Century Spain, for example Tales of the Alhambra.