1677 in literature
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2013) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1677.
- February – Nathaniel Lee's blank verse tragedy The Rival Queens, or the Death of Alexander the Great, is performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, with Mrs Charlotte Melmoth as Roxana.
- Roger Morrice begins his Entring Book.
- Francis North's A Philosophical Essay of Music published.
- Froinsias Ó Maolmhuaidh's Grammatica Latino-Hibernica nunc compendiata, the first printed grammar of the Irish language (in Latin), is published by the Congregation of Propaganda Fide in Rome in the year of his death.
- Thomas Killigrew, ineffective after four years in the office of Master of the Revels, is replaced by his son Charles.
- Two plays on the same subject of King Edgar are acted: Edward Ravenscroft's tragicomedy King Edgar and Alfreda, and Thomas Rymer's Edgar, or the English Monarch. Rymer's play is a flop; it precedes his famous The Tragedies of the Last Age Considered by a scant year.
- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery – Treatise of the Art of War
- Edward Cocker – Cocker's Arithmetick
- Christian Knorr von Rosenroth – Kabbala Denudata is started to be published.
- John Milton – The History of Britain
- Eirenaeus Philalethes – An Exposition upon Sir George Ripley's Vision.
- Baruch Spinoza – Opera Posthuma. Includes the first known publication of his Ethics.
- Fabian Stedman – Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing
- John Banks – The Rival Kings (adapted from la Calprenède's Cassandre)
- Aphra Behn
- Thomas Betterton – The Counterfeit Bridegroom
- William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle – The Humorous Lovers and The Triumphant Widow published
- John Crowne – The Destruction of Jerusalem by Titus Vespasian, Parts 1 and 2
- Charles Davenant – Circe (a "semi-opera" with music by John Banister)
- Thomas d'Urfey – The Fond Husband, or the Plotting Sisters
- John Learned – The Country Innocence
- Nathaniel Lee – The Rival Queens
- Thomas Otway
- The French Conjurer by T. P (once attributed to Thomas Porter)
- Jean Racine – Phèdre
- Edward Ravenscroft
- King Edgar and Alfreda
- Scaramouch a Philosopher, Harlequin a Schoolboy, Bravo a Merchant and Magician
- Thomas Rymer – Edgar, or the English Monarch
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
- Amar después de la muerte o El Tuzaní de la Alpujarra
- Parte I de autos sacramentales, alegóricos e historiales
- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery – On the Death of Abraham Cowley
- August 23 – Marie Anne Doublet, French scholar, writer and salonnière (died 1771)
- August 25 – Jean-Joseph Languet de Gergy, French theologian (died 1753)
- Unknown date – Elizabeth, Lady Wardlaw, English ballad writer (born 1727)
- February 21 – Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (born 1632)
- May 24 – Anders Bording, Danish poet and journalist (born 1619)
- June 18 – Johann Franck, German poet, hymnist and politician (born 1618)
- June 24 – Dudley North, English poet, writer and politician (born 1602)
- July 9 – Angelus Silesius (Johann Scheffler), German poet and mystic (born 1624)
- September 5 – Henry Oldenburg, German-born theologian and natural philosopher (born c. 1619)
- September 11 – James Harrington, English political theorist (born 1611)
- October 14 – Francis Glisson, English medical writer and physician (born 1597)
- December 24 – Jacques de Coras, French poet (born 1630)