1616 in literature
The year 1616 in literature involved some significant events.
Nicolaus Copernicus' "De revolutionibus" is placed on the Index of Forbidden Booksby the Roman Catholic Church.
George Chapman's translations of Homer, previously issued in piecemeal fashion, are published complete for the first time, as "The Whole Works of Homer", the first full English-language edition.
Johannes Valentinus Andreae- "Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz Anno 1459"
George Chapman- "The Whole Works of Homer"
Philipp Clüver- "Germania Antiqua"
*Thomas Dekker - "The Artillery Garden"
Ben Jonson- the first folio collection of the works
Christopher Marlowe- "Doctor Faustus" (third quarto - the "B text")
*Anonymous - "The Barriers"
Francis Beaumont& John Fletcher - " The Scornful Lady" published
Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero- "Treur-spel van Rodd'rick ende Alphonsus"; "Griane"; "Lucelle"
Ben Jonson- " The Devil is an Ass"
** - "
The Golden Age Restored"
** - "
Christmas, His Masque"
Anthony Munday- "Chrysanaleia"
Agrippa d'Aubigné- "Les Tragiques"
October 11- Andreas Gryphius, poet and dramatist (died 1664)
*"date unknown" -
Roger L'Estrange, pamphleteer (died 1704)
*"date unknown" - John Owen, theologian (died
January 6- Philip Henslowe, theatre impresario (born 1550)
February 13- Anders Sørensen Vedel, historian (born 1542)
William Shakespeare(born 1564)
Miguel de Cervantes(born 1547)
August 7- Vincenzo Scamozzi, writer on architecture (born 1548)
November 23- Richard Hakluyt, travel writer (born 1552)
*"date unknown" -
Francis Beaumont, dramatist (born 1584)
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