November 30

Published in On this Day listing

  • 1670 John Toland, deist and writer on political philosophy and philosophy of religion whose best-known work, Christianity not mysterious (1696), was considered atheistic and subversive by the Irish parliament and ordered to be burnt by the hangman, born in Inishowen, Co. Donegal.
  • 1967 Patrick Kavanagh (63), poet, died.
  • 1667 Jonathan Swift, poet and satirist, born at 7 Hoey’s Court, Dublin.
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