Jonathan Swift
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"Jonathan Swift" was an Anglo-Irish satire/satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whig (British political party)/Whigs, then for the Tories (British political party)#1678–1760/Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean (Christianity)/Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal, A Journal to Stella, Drapier's Letters, The Battle of the Books, An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity, and A Tale of a Tub. Swift is regarded by the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremost prose satirist in the English language, and is less well known for his poetry. Swift originally published all of his works under pseudonyms – such as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, Drapier's Letters/MB Drapier – or anonymously. He is also known for being a master of two styles of satire: the Satire#Classifications of satire/Horatian and Juvenalian styles.

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