Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift (November 30, 1667-October 19, 1745) was an Irish essayist, poet, and cleric who was Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin. He is most famous for his works Gulliver's Travels (1726), Drapier's Letters (1724), and A Tale of a Tub (1705). Swift was a master of satirical comic literature due to his ability to poke fun at customs, ideas, and social actions. In 1710, Swift became a prominent supporter of the new Tory government in England and wrote numerous articles and pamphlets in defense of their policy.