Jonathan Swift

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift Full Name: Jonathan Swift


Profession: Author, Poet and Satirist
Why Famous: Anglo-Irish author, satirist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

Regarded by the Encyclopedia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language Swift is best remembered for writing "Gulliver's Travels".

Born: November 30, 1667
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Died: October 19, 1745 (aged 77)

Historical Events in the Life of Jonathan Swift

  • 1695-01-13 Jonathan Swift ordained an Anglican priest in Ireland
  • 1724-04-01 Jonathan Swift publishes Drapier's letters
  • 1724-10-13 Jonathan Swift publishes last of Drapier's letters
  • 1726-10-28 "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London