- 1659 in literature
The year 1659 in literature involved some significant events.
Andrew Marvellbecomes a member of Parliament.
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 Latinoriginal)
Jeremy Taylor- "Discourse on the Nature, Offices and Measures of Friendship"
William Davenant- " The History of Sir Francis Drake"
Molière- "Les précieuses ridicules"
*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"
William Chamberlayne- "Pharonnida"
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)
April 15- Simon Dach, poet (born 1605)
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