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Washington Irving
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    (April 3, 1783-November 28, 1859)
    Famed author of 'The Legend of Sleep Hollow' and 'Rip Van Winkle'
    Also wrote 'The Life of George Washington,' 'Knickerbocker's History,' 'The Sketch Book,' 'Bracebridge Hall,' 'The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus' and 'Alhambra'
    U.S. Ambassador to Spain (1842-1845)
    Nicknamed 'The First American Man of Letters'
    He occasionally wrote under a pseudonym.
    He had an affair with Mary Shelley.
    Despite being known as an American writer, he lived in England for long periods of time.
    His biography on George Washington was so long, it was printed in five volumes.
    He was the first great American author.
    He was named after George Washington.
    He received honorary degrees from both Harvard and Oxford.
    He spoke out against unfair treatment of Native Americans.

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