1616 in literature

The year 1616 in literature involved some significant events.

Events

*Nicolaus Copernicus' "De revolutionibus" is placed on the Index of Forbidden Books by 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.

New books

* 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")

New drama

*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"

Poetry

*Agrippa d'Aubigné - "Les Tragiques"

Births

*October 11 - Andreas Gryphius, poet and dramatist (died 1664)
*"date unknown" - Roger L'Estrange, pamphleteer (died 1704)
*"date unknown" - John Owen, theologian (died 1683)

Deaths

*January 6 - Philip Henslowe, theatre impresario (born 1550)
*February 13 - Anders Sørensen Vedel, historian (born 1542)
*April 23
**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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