17th century in literature

See also: 16th century in literature, other events of the 17th century, 1700s in literature, list of years in literature.

Table of contents
1 Events
2 New Books/Plays
3 Births
4 Deaths

Events

New Books/Plays

1600
1601 1602 1603 1604 1605 1606 1607 1608 1609 1610 1611 1612
  • A Woman is a Weather-Cocke - Nathan Field

1613 1614 1616 1617 1619
  • A King and No King (play) - Beaumont and Fletcher
  • 'The Maid's Tragedy'' (play) - Beaumont and Fletcher
  • 'The Shoemaker's Holiday'' - Thomas Deloney

1620
  • Philaster - Beaumont and Fletcher

1621 1622
  • The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh - Francis Bacon

1623
  • A Fault in Friendship - Richard Brome
  • Flowers of Sion - William Drummond of Hawthornden
  • The Duchess of Malfi - John Webster

1624
  • The City-Night-Cap (comedy) - Robert Davenport

1627 1628 1629
  • The Roman Actor (play) - Philip Massinger
  • The Tragedy of Albovine (play) - William D'Avenant

1631 1632 L'Allegro - John Milton The Fatal Dowry (play) - Nathan Field and Philip Massinger

1633
1637 The Pleasant Historie of Albino and Bellama - Nathaniel Whiting

1639
The Bloody Brother - John Fletcher, Ben Jonson et al

1640
1641 1644 1648 1646 1647 1649
  • Eikon Basilike - John Gauden

1650 1652
  • A Joviall Crew (play) - Richard Brome
  • The Cardinall (play) - James Shirley
  • Theophilia or Love's Sacrifice (poetry) - Edward Benlowes

1653 1657 1658 1659 1661
  • The Beggar's Bush - John Fletcher
  • Tyrannus, or The Mode - John Evelyn

1662 1666
  • Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

1667 1668 1670 1671 1672 1674 1675 1676
  • The Man of Mode (play) - George Etherege

1678 1679 1680 1681 1687 1689 1690 1693
  • The Impartial Critick - John Dennis

1694
  • The Fatal Marriage (play) - Thomas Southerne

1697 1698
  • The Campaigners (play) - Thomas D'Urfey

1699

Births

Deaths


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