In 1855-59, the noted author Washington Irving wrote a biography of Washington

Today, the author Washington Irving is perhaps best remembered for his short story “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” During his life, however, Irving was best known as a biographer of George Washington and various other famous individuals. His “Life of Washington” has gone through numerous printings after it first came out in 1855-59 and is still available in bookstores. Like the biography of Washington written by Jared Sparks, one reason for the popularity of Irving’s biography of Washington was because of the numerous prints of Washington included in the volumes.

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~ by americanpresidents on May 23, 2009.

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