Gideon Defoe

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Young Adult Author
Date of Birth June 4, 1975
Place of Birth England
Age 45 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Gideon Defoe is a British writer and author of The Pirates!, a series of comedy books following a group of pirates on their adventures.

Born: 1975 (age 42–43)
Occupation: Novelist
Nationality: British
Education: archaeology and anthropology
Alma mater: Oxford University
Genre: Comedy
Subject: Pirates
Notable works: The Pirates! series
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About Gideon Defoe

Author and humorist known for his comedic series The Pirates!, which includes The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists and The Pirates! in an Adventure with Napoleon. He's also written How Animals Have Sex.

Before Fame

He attended Oxford University to study anthropology and archaeology, but was working as a bartender when he decided to embark on a writing career.


He was nominated for an Annie Award in 2012. The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists was adapted into a stop-motion film that was nominated for a Academy Award in 2013.

Family Life

He grew up in England. He's stated that impressing a woman was the motivation for his writing, although it was more successful in launching his career than winning her heart.


The unnamed Pirate Captain was voiced by Hugh Grant in The Pirates! movie adaptation.

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Latest information about Gideon Defoe updated on January 17, 2021.

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