De·foe (dĭ-fō), Daniel 1660-1731.
English 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).
(click for a larger image)Daniel Defoe
color engraving by James Tookey (fl. early 1800s)
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