1622 in literature

1622 in literature

The year 1622 in literature involved some significant events.


*"Loiola", a Latin comedy mocking the Jesuits, is acted at Cambridge on February 28, and again before King James I on March 12.
*Lucas Holstenius arrives in Britain to gather material for his "Geographi Minores".

New books

*Juan Ruiz de Alarcón - "El tejedor de Segovia"
*Francis Bacon - "The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh"
*Elizabeth Knyvet Clinton, Countess of Lincoln - "The Countess of Lincoln's Nursery"
*Marie de Gournay - "Egalité des Hommes et des Femmes" ("Equality of Men and Women")
*William Shakespeare - "Othello" (first quarto)

New drama

*Thomas Dekker & Philip Massinger - "The Virgin Martyr" published
*John Fletcher and Massinger (and Francis Beaumont?) - "Beggars' Bush" acted at Court
*Fletcher & Massinger - "The Spanish Curate"
*Ben Jonson - "The Masque of Augurs"
*Gervase Markham & William Sampson - "Herod and Antipater"
*Thomas May - "The Heir"
*Thomas Middleton & William Rowley - "The Changeling"
*Middleton & John Webster - "Anything for a Quiet Life" published


*John Taylor - "The Water Cormorant His Complaint"
*George Wither - "Faire-Virtue, The Mistresse of Phil Arete"


*January 15 - Molière, dramatist (died 1673)
*February 24 - Johannes Clauberg, philosopher and theologian (died 1655)
*April 11 - Jan van Vliet, philologist (died 1666)
*April 17 - Henry Vaughan (died 1695), poet, and Thomas Vaughan (philosopher) (died 1666), philosopher (twins)
*"date unknown" - Gilbert Mabbot, journalist and licenser of the press 1647-49 (died c1670)


*August 21 - Juan de Tassis y Peralta, 2nd Count of Villamediana, poet (murdered) (born 1582)
*"date unknown" - Henry Ainsworth, clergyman and scholar (born 1571)
*"date unknown" - Sir George Buck, historian (born 1560)
*"date unknown" - John Owen, writer of epigrams (born 1564)

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