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Jonathan Swift
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Born in Dublin, Dublin
Born on 30th of November 1667
Died in Dublin, Dublin
Died on 19th of October 1745

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Born 1667 . Died 1745 - Anglo-Irish satirist & clergyman

Educated at Trinity College, Dublin. Family connections helped him become secretary to a diplomat. Wrote various political pamphlets and letters regarding the unfair treatment of Ireland by the British government as well as biographies, verses and pamphlets on Church matters. Best known for his satirical novel, Gulliverís Travels.

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