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COMMEMORATING THE LIFE OF JONATHAN SWIFT – ONE OF IRELAND’S MOST POPULAR AUTHORS. LAUNCHED TO MARK THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH IN 1667.
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JONATHAN SWIFT: Anglo-Irish poet, satirist, essayist, and political pamphleteer Jonathan Swift was born in 1667 in Dublin, Ireland. He spent much of his early adult life in England before returning to Dublin to serve as Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin for the last 30 years of his life. It was this later stage when he would write most of his greatest works. Best known as the author of A Tale Of A Tub (1704), Gulliver’s Travels (1726), and A Modest Proposal (1729), Swift is widely acknowledged as the greatest prose satirist in the history of English literature.