1745 – Jonathan Swift dies

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Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), was the author of Gulliver’s Travels, one of the world’s greatest satirical fantasies. He was Dean of St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin from 1713-1745.

Jonathan Swift expressed his ‘savage indignation’ at appalling social conditions in Ireland and was often know as the ‘Hibernian Patriot’. He studied at Kilkenny School and Trinity College.

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He is buried in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral where there is also a monument and a bust is dedicated to him in nearby Trinity College library.

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