1610 in literature

1610 in literature

The year 1610 in literature involved some significant events.


*Thomas Bodley makes an agreement with the Stationers' Company of London to put a copy of every book registered with them into his new Bodleian.

New books

*Jean Beguin - "Tyrocinium Chymicum"
*Fourth edition of "Foxe's Book of Martyrs"
*John Healey - his translation of St. Augustine's "The City of God"
*Sylvester Jourdan - "A Discovery of the Barmudas, otherwise called the Ile of Divels"
*Richard Rich - "News from Virginia: the Lost Flock Triumphant"

New drama

*Samuel Daniel - "Tethys Festival or the Queenes Wake" (masque)
*John Fletcher - "The Faithful Shepherdess"
*Ben Jonson - "The Alchemist;" "The Speeches at Prince Henry's Barriers"
*John Marston - "Histriomastix" published
*John Mason - "The Turk" published


*Giles Fletcher the younger - "Christ's Victory and Triumph"


*January - Sir Sidney Godolphin, English poet (died 1643)
*July - Paul Scarron, poet, dramatist and novelist (died 1660)
*December 18 - Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (died 1688)
*"date unknown"
**Richard Bulstrode, English author and soldier (died 1711)
**Edmund Chilmead, English writer and translator (died 1654)
**Reinhold Curicke, historian of the Hanseatic League (died 1667)
**Li Yu, controversial comic writer (died 1680)
**Louis Maimbourg, historian (died 1686)
**François-Eudes de Mézeray, French historian (died 1683)
**Jan Vos, Dutch poet and dramatist (died 1667)
*"probable" - Jeremias de Dekker, Dutch poet (died 1666)


*July - Richard Knolles, historian (born c1545)
*"date unknown"
**Anne Bacon, English translator (born c. 1528)
**Juan de la Cueva, poet and dramatist (born 1550)
**Peter Bales, inventor of shorthand (born 1547)
**Alexander Montgomerie, poet (born c1545)
**Philip Stubbs, pamphleteer (born c1555)

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