Life of Johnathan Swift
Johnathan Swift Profile
Name: Johnathan Swift
Pen name: Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier, Lemuel Gulliver, Simon Wagstaff, Esq.
Birth Date: November 30, 1667
Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Died Date: October 19, 1745
Death Place: Dublin, Ireland
Cause of Death: Syphilis
Resting place: St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
Nationality: British, Irish
Alma Mater: Hertford College (1692), Trinity College Dublin (1682–1686), Kilkenny College
Occupation: Satirist; essayist; political pamphleteer; poet; priest
Parents: Abigail Erick (or Herrick), Jonathan Swift the Elder
Grandfather: Poet John Dryden
Wife: Elizabeth, niece of Sir Erasmus Dryden
Close friend: Esther Johnson
Johnathan Swift Notable works
1. Gulliver's Travels
2. A Modest Proposal
3. A Tale of a Tub
4. Scriblerus Club
6. Swift crater
Interesting facts about Johnathan Swift
✓Gulliver was born in 1660 in Nottinghamshire.
✓His father had a small estate there.
✓When he was fourteen years old, his father sent him to college.
✓But as it was expensive, he left after staying there fa three years.
✓Then Gulliver studied medicine under Mr Bates until 1681.
✓When he left Mr, Bates, his Father sent him to medical college to Leyden in Holland.
✓He got an 'appointment on the Swallow where he Stayed for four years after which he thought he would settle down in London.
✓His master Mr. Bates use to send him some of his patients and he bought a small house and got married.
✓When his master died in 1689, he found himself in great financial difficulties.
✓So, he decided to go sea again.
✓In the next six years, he was surgeon in two ships and he travelled to the east and West: Indies.
✓In his spare time he would read books on sea voyages and when he was ashore he would pas his time studying the strange people and their languages and customs.
✓As the last of the voyages was very interesting, once again he tried for three years to settle ashore with his family as a doctor.
✓But the time also he did not do well.
✓So he accepted a good offer from the master of The Antelope, which set sail from Bristol on May 4, 1699.