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Daniel Defoe Biography | Poet

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Daniel Defoe (English pronunciation: /dænjl d'f/; ca. 1659-1661 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, who gained fame 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 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 (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.. English trader writer journalist pamphleteer and spy who gained fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe