1603 in poetry
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- March 24 – Queen Elizabeth I of England dies at Richmond Palace, ending the Elizabethan era begun in 1558, and is succeeded by her cousin King James VI of Scotland (where he has ruled since 1567), thus uniting the crowns of Scotland and England. Ben Jonson and Thomas Dekker collaborate on a pageant to welcome the new king.
- November 17 – Sir Walter Ralegh goes on trial for treason in the converted Great Hall of Winchester Castle. He is found guilty but his life is spared by King James I at this time and he is returned to imprisonment in the Tower of London.
- Henry Chettle, Englandes Mourning Garment, on the death of Queen Elizabeth
- Juan de la Cueva, La Conquista de Betica, (Spain)
- Samuel Daniel, A Panegyrike Congratulatory Delivered to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty ... With a Defence of Ryme, written in answer to Thomas Campion's Observations on the Art of English Posie 1602
- John Davies, Microcosmos
- John Dowland, The Third and Last Booke of Songs or Aires (First Booke, 1597; Second Booke, 1600)
- Michael Drayton, The Barrons Wars in the Raigne of Edward the Second
- Joseph Hall, The Kings Prophecie; or, Weeping Joy
- King James I of England, His Majesties Lepanto: or, Heroicall Song (first published in 1591)
- Elizabeth Melville, later Lady Colville of Culros, Ane Godlie Dreame, in Scottish, English version published in 1604 as A Godly Dreame
- Thomas Newton, Atropoion Delion; or, The Death of Delia
- Samuel Rowlands, Ave Caesar: God Save the King
- July 12 – Edward Benlowes, English (died 1676)
- July 22 – Łukasz Górnicki, (born 1527), Polish humanist, writer, poet, secretary and chancellor of Sigismund August of Poland
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