Daniel Defoe

1660 - 1731

Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe (; c. 1660 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, published in 1719, which is claimed to be second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Daniel Defoe has received more than 1,997,674 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular writer.

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  • 80.81

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  • 94

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.09

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Daniel Defoe ranks 46 out of 4,883Before him are Arthur Conan Doyle, Aeschylus, Hermann Hesse, Oscar Wilde, Thomas Mann, and Rumi. After him are F. Scott Fitzgerald, Émile Zola, Aristophanes, Simone de Beauvoir, Denis Diderot, and Euripides.

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Among people born in 1660, Daniel Defoe ranks 1After him are George I of Great Britain, Alessandro Scarlatti, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Hans Sloane, Veronica Giuliani, André Campra, Johann Kuhnau, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, Andreas Schlüter, Rafael Casanova, and Friedrich Hoffmann. Among people deceased in 1731, Daniel Defoe ranks 1After him are Bartolomeo Cristofori, Brook Taylor, Yevdokiya Lopukhina, Mary of Jesus de León y Delgado, Antonio I, Prince of Monaco, Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Johann Ludwig Bach, Violante Beatrice of Bavaria, Gustav, Duke of Zweibrücken, and Frederik Ruysch.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Daniel Defoe ranks 32 out of 5,347Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899), Margaret Thatcher (1925), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), John Maynard Keynes (1883), Alexander Graham Bell (1847), and Alexander Fleming (1881). After him are David Hume (1711), Mary I of England (1516), Jane Austen (1775), James Clerk Maxwell (1831), Thomas More (1478), and Lord Byron (1788).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Daniel Defoe ranks 5Before him are William Shakespeare (1564), Charles Dickens (1812), Agatha Christie (1890), and Arthur Conan Doyle (1859). After him are Jane Austen (1775), Lord Byron (1788), Lewis Carroll (1832), Virginia Woolf (1882), Walter Scott (1771), Mary Shelley (1797), and Robert Louis Stevenson (1850).