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  1. Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish [1] satirist, author, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories ), poet, and Anglican cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, [2] hence his common sobriquet, "Dean Swift".

    • 19 October 1745 (aged 77), Dublin, Ireland
    • Classicism
    • from 1696
    • Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier, Lemuel Gulliver, Simon Wagstaff, Esq.
  2. Best known as the author of A Modest Proposal (1729), Gulliver’s Travels (1726), and A Tale Of A Tub (1704), Swift is widely acknowledged as the greatest prose satirist in the history of English literature. Swift’s father died months before Jonathan was born, and his mother returned to England shortly after giving birth, leaving Jonathan in ...

  3. Apr 2, 2014 · Jonathan Swift was an Irish author and satirist. Best known for writing 'Gulliver's Travels,' he was dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

  4. Jonathan Swift, (born Nov. 30, 1667, Dublin, Ire.—died Oct. 19, 1745, Dublin), Irish author, the foremost prose satirist in English.He was a student at Dublin’s Trinity College during the anti-Catholic Revolution of 1688 in England.

  5. Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667 – October 19, 1745) was an Anglo - Irish priest, essayist, political writer, and poet, considered the foremost satirist in the English language. Swift's fiercely ironic novels and essays, including world classics such as Gulliver's Travels and The Tale of the Tub, were immensely popular in his own time for ...

  6. Jonathan Swift was born into a poor family that included his mother (Abigail) and his sister (Jane). His father, a noted clergyman in England, had died seven months before Jonathan's birth. There is not much known of Swift's childhood, and what is reported is not always agreed upon by biographers. What is accepted, however, is that Jonathan's ...

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