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Lemuel Gulliver

Lemuel Gulliver, Snr. was a 17th-18th century ship's surgeon who went through several remarkable travels, beginning in 1699 and ended around the end of 1715. By the later half of the 18th century he became the leader and mentor of the Fellowship.


Throughout his travels Gulliver discovered Lilliput and Blefuscu, Brobdingnag, Laputa, and Glubbdubdrib, and encountered the Houyhnhnms and the Yahoos.

In the 1750s, an elderly Gulliver led the 18th century League, known as the Fellowship. He and his Fellowship embarked on many adventures, including revisiting places Gulliver had explored. Gulliver continued to lead his Fellowship until his death of testicular cancer in 1799 and is buried in Lilliput.

He had two known children, sons John and Lemuel, Jnr., plus various other children and descendants, who all became travellers in their own right.

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Lemuel Gulliver was the protagonist and narrator of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726). This version of Gulliver is evidently at least a generation younger than Swift's Gulliver; his dates have evidently been shifted forward in time to allow him to interact with other fictional characters of the later 18th century.