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Jonathan Swift

(1667—1745) writer and dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin


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(1667–1745),

Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin, from 1713, and satirist. In politics he was a Whig, but he wrote against the Occasional Conformity Bill in 1708, and he used his satirical power for religious ends in his Argument to Prove the Inconvenience of Abolishing Christianity (1708). He is popularly remembered as the author of Gulliver's Travels (1726).

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