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24/04/1731 Novelist Daniel Defoe dies

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Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe was an English trader, writer, journalist, pamphleteer and spy. He is most famous for his novel Robinson Crusoe, which is second only to the Bible in its number of translations. Daniel Defoe died while in hiding from his creditors. The cause of his death was labelled as lethargy, but he probably experienced a stroke.
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