Who was Martinus Scriblerus?

The pseudonym Martinus Scriblerus was adopted by several members of the Scriblerus Club, a group formed to ridicule “false tastes in learning.”

Members of the club included Jonathan Swift, John Arbuthnot, Alexander Pope, and John Gay. The Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus, written mainly by Arbuthnot, were issued in 1741.