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What was Robinson Crusoe's real name? Who wrote the book about him?

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moonzero2 answers:

I believe the story was based on a man called alexander selkirk


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blacksmith81 answers:

Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, was allegedly based on Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Selkirk


Supplement from 02/01/2009 02:21am:

A cruising voyage round the world: first to the South-Sea, thence to the East-Indies, and homewards by the Cape of Good Hope, by Woodes Rogers, was published in 1712. Is the earliest known account of Selkirk's adventures.


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