Daniel Defoe Biography

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 with others such as Samuel Richardson, is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets and journals on various topics. He was also a pioneer of economic journalism. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Daniel Defoe
Full Name:
Daniel Foe
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Novelist, Journalist, Spy, Author, Writer, Screenwriter
Date of Birth:
September 13, 1660
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Date of Death:
April 24, 1731
Age at Death:
70
Daniel Defoe Timeline
  • 1703-07-31
    Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
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