Daniel Defoe biography

Daniel Defoe

Novelist, Author

1660 – 1731

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Who was Daniel Defoe?

Daniel Defoe, born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer, and spy, now most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain, and, along with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.

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Born
Sep 13, 1660
London
Also known as
  • Daniel DefoĆ«
  • Daniel Foe
  • Daniel Defoe Jr
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Lived in
  • Chadwell St Mary
  • London
Died
Apr 24, 1731
London
Resting place
Bunhill Fields

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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