Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (c. 1660-April 24, 1731), English journalist, author, and spy, is best known for his novel Robinson Crusoe (1719), considered a classic of Western literature. Defoe is one of the earliest English authors to write novels, and he helped make the novel a popular literary form in England. He wrote more than 500 books, essays and articles on a wide rage of topics.