Saturday, September 13, 2014

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe

Novelist Daniel Defoe

Full Name: Daniel Defoe [Daniel Foe]

Nationality: English
Profession: Novelist

Why Famous: Most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe. He 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.

Birthplace: London, England

Died: 24th April1731 (aged 70)

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