Swift, Jonathan

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Swift, Jonathan Gender: M
born on 30 November 1667 Jul.Cal. (10 Dec 1667 greg.) at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Dublin, Ireland, 53n20, 6w15
Timezone LMT m6w15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°32' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°22 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 03°38'

Jonathan Swift


Irish writer and educator, Installed as the Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, 13 May 1713. Swift may be best known as the author of "Gulliver's Travels," published in October 1726. His first publications were printed anonymously in 1704. His biting satire, "A Modest Proposal" suggests that relief measures be instituted for the suffering people

of Ireland whereby their numerous children be sold to the rich for food.

He allegedly married Hester Johnson (Stella) in 1716 and she remained the enduring affection of his life up to her death on 27 January 1728. In 1742, Swift sank into a speechless lethargy and was committed to the care of guardians. He died on 19 October 1745 OS, and is buried in St. Patrick's Cathedral".

One of Swift's better known satires concerns a fictional battle of words between two astrologers. The first, Isaac Bickerstaffe, predicts the death of the second, John Partridge, an almanac maker and astrologer, (though Swift invents his rebuttal of Bickerstaffe's prediction of Partridge’s death). Swift was clearly a skeptic about astrologers, along with most social institutions.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : New Career 13 May 1713 (Dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released October 1726 (Gulliver's Travels)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 19 October 1745 Jul.Cal. (30 Oct 1745 greg.) (Age 67)
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Source Notes

Penfield Collection quotes Edward Lyndoe


  • Traits : Personality : Pessimist (Cynic)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Dean of Cathedral)
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction