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Jonathan Swift

Born: 30 November 1667 in Dublin, Ireland.
Died: 19 October 1745 in Dublin, Ireland.

Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer and poet. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, A Tale of a Tub. J.

Swift originaly published all his works under pseudonyms Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, MB Drapier or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire, the Horatian and Juvenalian styles. His deadpan, ironic writing style has led to satire being subsequently termed "Swiftian".

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