Jonathan Swift Biography

Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, MB Drapier – or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Jonathan Swift
Nationality:
Republic of Ireland
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Poet, Priest, Pamphleteer, Author
Religion:
Anglicanism
Date of Birth:
November 30, 1667
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
October 19, 1745
Age at Death:
77
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