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Jonathan Swift
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Marriage Certificate. From the Oxford Book of Literary Anecdotes, James Sutherland, ed. (1975), no. 77.


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Born: November 30, 1667

Died: October 19, 1745 (aged 77)

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Writer, satirist, essayist, poet, priest

Bio: Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

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