De·foe (dĭ-fōʹ), Daniel. 1660-1731.
British writer whose most famous novel, Robinson Crusoe (1719), was inspired by the exploits of a Scottish sailor and castaway, Alexander Selkirk. He also wrote Moll Flanders and A Journal of the Plague Year (both 1722).

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  • Defoe, Daniel — orig. Daniel Foe born 1660, London, Eng. died April 24, 1731, London British novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist. A well educated London merchant, he became an acute economic theorist and began to write eloquent, witty, often audacious tracts… …   Universalium

  • Defoe, Daniel — ► (1659? 1731) Escritor inglés. Obtuvo un gran éxito con su novela La vida y las aventuras extrañamente sorprendentes de Robinsón Crusoe (1719). Otras obras: Las aventuras del capitán Singleton (1720) y Moll Flanders (1722). * * * orig. Daniel… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Defoe, Daniel — (1660 1731)    Born in London, the son of a butcher, he became a hosiery merchant, traveling widely on the Continent. He took part in the Monmouth Rebellion (1685) and in 1688 joined the advancing forces of William III. He was popular with the… …   British and Irish poets

  • DEFOE, DANIEL —    author of Robinson Crusoe, born in London; bred for the Dissenting ministry; turned to business, but took chiefly to politics; was a zealous supporter of William III.; his ironical treatise, The Shortest Way with Dissenters (1703), which,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Defoe, Daniel —  (1659–1731) British author …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Defoe, Daniel — (1661? 1731)    Journalist and novelist, s. of a butcher in St. Giles, where he was b. His f. being a Dissenter, he was ed. at a Dissenting coll. at Newington with the view of becoming a Presbyterian minister. He joined the army of Monmouth, and… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Defoe — Defoe, Daniel …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Daniel Defoe — Born c.1659–1661 Died 24 April 1731 Occupation Writer, Journalist …   Wikipedia

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  • Daniel Defoë — Daniel Defoe Daniel Defoe Activité(s) Romancier Naissance 10 octobre 1660 Stoke Newington Décès 21 …   Wikipédia en Français

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