(3 Apr 1783 - 28 Nov 1859)
American historian, short-story writer and biographer who is best-known for The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but this was a small part of his extensive writings.
Science Quotes by Washington Irving (1 quote)
Finding the world would not accommodate to his theory, he wisely determined to accommodate the theory to the world.
— Washington Irving
Under the pseudonym of Diedrich Knickerbocker, in A History of New York (1809). Collected in The Works of Washington Irving (1840), Vol. 1, 24.