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".
- 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