Born In: Dublin, Ireland
Jonathan Swift, one of the foremost prose satirist in the English language, was also a reputed political pamphleteer, essayist, poet and cleric. Born in Ireland, he lost his father early on in life and was mostly brought up by his uncle. However, with the advent of the Glorious Revolution in Ireland, he was forced to move to England, where he secured employment under Sir William Temple. Here he got a taste of high living and power play. As a young man he often travelled back and forth between Ireland and England. Later, he entered the Church of Ireland, which at that time was a poor cousin of the Church of England. To secure the rights of his church, he began to write pamphlets and finally entered the political arena. However, his political ambition was not long lived and he returned to England for a short period. Soon he was back to Ireland where he became the Dean of St. Patrick Cathedral, a position he held until his death. As a writer, most of his works were written under pseudonyms. Today, he is best remembered for his prose satire, ‘Gulliver’s Travel.’
Also Known As: Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier, Lemuel Gulliver, Simon Wagstaff, Esq.
Died At Age: 77
Spouse/Ex-: Esther Johnson (m. 1716)
father: Jonathan Swift Sr.
mother: Abigail Erick
Born Country: Ireland
Died on: October 19, 1745
place of death: Dublin, Ireland
Notable Alumni: Hart Hall, Oxford
City: Dublin, Ireland
education: Trinity College, Dublin, Hart Hall, Oxford
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