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Jonathan Swift was an Anglo Irish poet and cleric. Read this brief biography to find more on his life.
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Born on: 30 November 1667 Famous 30th November Birthdays
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius Famous Sagitarians
Born in: Ireland
Died on: 19 October 1745
place of death: Dublin, Ireland
epitaphs: "Here lies the body of Jonathan Swift,, Professor of Holy Theology, for thirty, years Dean of this cathedral church,, where savage indignation can tear his, heart no more. Go, traveller, and if you, can imitate one who with his utmost, strength protected
father: Jonathan Swift
mother: Abigail Erick (or Herrick)
Spouse: Esther Johnson (m. 1716)
education: Hertford College Oxford (1694) University of Dublin University of Oxford Trinity College, Dublin
Works & Achievements: Gulliver's Travels, A Modest proposal, A Tale of a Tub and Drapier's Letters
Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish poet, writer and cleric who gained reputation as a great political writer and an essayist. Jonathan, who became Dean of St. Patrick's in Dublin, is also known for his excellence in satire. His most remembered works include Gulliver's Travels, A modest Proposal, An Argument against Abolishing Christianity and A Tale of a Tub.
Swift left Temple in 1690 because of his persisting illness but returned in the next year. It was during this period, that he began to show signs of Meniere's disease, which remained until his death. Jonathan received his M.A. degree from the Oxford University in 1692 and left Moor Park and moved to Ireland where he was appointed as a priest in the Church of Ireland. He again returned to Temple in 1696 forever. Working as an assistant to Temple, he was given many responsibilities such as writing memoirs and correspondence for publication. Swift wrote The Battle of the Books in 1690, a satire, which was finally published in 1704. After Temple's death on 27 January 1699, Swift stayed in England for a brief period and returned to Ireland to become Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.
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JONATHAN SWIFT TIMELINE
Jonathan Swift was born on 30 November 1667.
Jonathan went on to study at the Dublin University in 1682.
He received a B.A. Degree in 1686.
Jonathan was forced to leave Ireland and moved to England in 1688.
Swift wrote The Battle of the Books in 1690.
Jonathan received his M.A. degree from the Oxford University in 1692.
Temple died on 27 January 1699.
Swift was awarded Doctor of Divinity from Trinity College, Dublin in 1702.
The Battle of the Books was finally published in 1704.
The Tory Part came in power in 1710.
He published a political pamphlet "The Conduct of the Allies" in 1711.
The Tory party initiated a negotiation with France and signed the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.
Whig government again returned to power in 1714.
Swift anonymously published his book Gulliver's Travels in 1726.
Esther Johnson died on 28 January 1728.
He wrote Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift.
Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift was published.
Jonathan Swift died on 19 October 1745 Jonathan.
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