1659 in literature


1659 in literature

The year 1659 in literature involved some significant events.

Events

* Andrew Marvell becomes a member of Parliament.

New books

*Richard Baxter - "The Holy Commonwealth"
*Thomas Hobbes - "De Homine"
*Christiaan Huygens - "Systema Saturnium"
*Ninon de l'Enclos - "La coquette vengée" ("The Flirt Avenged")
*Richard Lovelace - "Lucasta" (posthumous)
*Anna Maria van Schurman - "The Learned Maid, or Whether a Maid May Be a Scholar?" (English translation of the 1638 Latin original)
*Jeremy Taylor - "Discourse on the Nature, Offices and Measures of Friendship"

New drama

* Sir William Davenant - "The History of Sir Francis Drake"
*Molière - "Les précieuses ridicules"

Published drama

*Anonymous - "The London Chanticleers"
*Richard Brome - "Five New Plays", a collection that included "The English Moor, The Lovesick Court, The Weeding of Covent Garden, The New Academy", and "The Queen and Concubine"
*John Day & Henry Chettle - "The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green" (published six decades after its premiere)
*Richard Flecknoe - "The Marriage of Oceanus and Britannia"
*Walter Montague - "The Shepherd's Paradise"
*James Shirley - "The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses" and "Honoria and Mammon"

Poetry

*William Chamberlayne - "Pharonnida"

Births

* March 26 - William Wollaston, philosopher (died 1724)
* April 29 - Sophia Elisabet Brenner, poet, writer (died 1730)
* "date unknown" - Thomas Creech, translator (died 1700)
* "date unknown" - John Asgill, pamphleteer (died 1738)
* "date unknown" - Humphrey Hody, theologian (died 1707)

Deaths

* April 15 - Simon Dach, poet (born 1605)


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