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Daniel Defoe - Portrait

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Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) wrote the still-famous novel Robinson Crusoe.

This portrait of Defoe, by an unknown artist employing the style of Sir Godfrey Kneller, is currently maintained at the National Maritime Museum in London.

A prolific author, Defoe did not always keep personal political opinions to himself.  As a writer of pamphlets, he once found himself in the Charing Cross pillory - on July 31, 1703 - because of his 1702 pamphlet entitled The Shortest-Way with the Dissenters; Or, Proposals for the Establishment of the Church.

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Image, described above, online courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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