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New-York Mirror, 4 November 1836.
Washington Irving
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The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1819–1820)
Washington Irving
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Salmagundi Chapter 17 (1807). Coinage of the nickname Gotham for New York City (before this, Gotham was a proverbial name for a village famed for the folly of its inhabitants).


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Born: April 3, 1783

Died: November 28, 1859 (aged 76)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Writer, essayist, biographer, diplomat

Bio: Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer and historian of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

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