The Anglo-Irish writer Jonathan Swift was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 20, 1667. His father died when he was still a very young child, so he spent the first five years of his life in England, with a nanny who was given charge of him.
✦ His book, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ sold 10,000 copies.
✦ Swift studied to become a priest.
✦ Swift criticised religion and suffered for it.