Jonathan Swift, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jonathan Swift

Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, and poet

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-1667

Place of Birth: Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Date of Death: 19-Oct-1745

Profession: writer, priest, poet, opinion journalism, human rights activist, children's writer, philosopher, novelist, satirist, essayist, pamphleteer, science fiction writer

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Jonathan Swift

  • Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, hence his common sobriquet, "Dean Swift". Swift is remembered for works such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729).
  • He is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry.
  • He originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M.
  • B.
  • Drapier – or anonymously.
  • He was a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. His deadpan, ironic writing style, particularly in A Modest Proposal, has led to such satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian".

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