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About Jonathan Swift
Jonathan Swift was a famous Irish essayist, poet, cleric, satirist, and political pamphleteer who is noted to have picked up the role of Dean at the St Patrick's Cathedral located in Dublin. He is more acknowledged for his satirical works and less of his poetry.
He initially used to release his works anonymously or under the fictional names; "Lemuel Gulliver", "Isaac Bickerstaff", and M. B. Drapier. Some of his popular works include; "A Take of a Tub" (1704), "Gulliver's Travel" (1926), "A Modest Proposal" (1729), "An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity" (1712), and more.
He was born to father, Jonathan Swift, and mother, Abigail Erick. He was noted to have a sister named Jane Swift. He got married to Esther Johnson in 1716.
His father died about 7 months before his birth.
He met his wife when she was 8 years of age.
A satirical festival called "Trim Swift Festival" usually holds at Trim, where he lived.
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Famous quotes by Jonathan Swift
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.Jonathan Swift
A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.Jonathan Swift
Although men are accused of not knowing their own weakness, yet perhaps few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold which the owner knows not of.Jonathan Swift
For in reason, all government without the consent of the governed is the very definition of slavery.Jonathan Swift
Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.Jonathan Swift
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.Jonathan Swift
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.Jonathan Swift
I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.Jonathan Swift
Interest is the spur of the people, but glory that of great souls. Invention is the talent of youth, and judgment of age.Jonathan Swift
Invention is the talent of youth, as judgment is of age.Jonathan Swift
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind.Jonathan Swift
May you live all the days of your life.Jonathan Swift
Men are happy to be laughed at for their humor, but not for their folly.Jonathan Swift
No man was ever so completely skilled in the conduct of life, as not to receive new information from age and experience.Jonathan Swift
Politics, as the word is commonly understood, are nothing but corruptions.Jonathan Swift
Power is no blessing in itself, except when it is used to protect the innocent.Jonathan Swift
The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman.Jonathan Swift
The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable, for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.Jonathan Swift
Under this window in stormy weather I marry this man and woman together Let none but Him who rules the thunder Put this man and woman asunder.Jonathan Swift
Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.Jonathan Swift
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.Jonathan Swift
When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.Jonathan Swift
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.Jonathan Swift
Words are but wind and learning is nothing but words ergo, learning is nothing but wind.Jonathan Swift
F.A.Q. about Jonathan Swift
When is his birthday?
Jonathan Swift's birthday is on November 30, 1667.
In how many days is his birthday?
Jonathan's birthday is in 151 days
How old was Jonathan when he died?
He was 77 years old.
When did he die?
He died in October 19, 1745.
How old would he be today?
Jonathan Swift would be 354 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Jonathan from?
He was born in No. 7, Hoey's Court, Dublin, Ireland.
Jonathan Swift's Popularity
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People born on November 30 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Jonathan Swift is the 2456th most popular Sagittarius.
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