1610 in literature
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The year 1610 in literature involved some significant literary events and new books.
- Sir 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 Library in the University of Oxford.
- Completion of publication of the Douay–Rheims Bible (The Holie Bible Faithfully Translated into English), a translation of the Bible from the Latin Vulgate into English made by members of the English College, Douai, in the service of the Catholic Church.
- At the Dominican Order's printing press at Abucay Church in the Philippines, Tomas Pinpin prints Father Francisco Blancas de San Jose's Arte y Reglas de la Lengua Tagala and his assistant Diego Talaghay prints Pinpin's own Librong Pagaaralan nang mga Tagalog nang Uicang Castilla, the first book written by a native Filipino in the local Tagalog language, encouraging his countrymen to learn Spanish.
- Lope de Vega buys a house in Madrid.
- Jean Beguin – Tyrocinium Chymicum
- William Camden – Britannia, in an enlarged translation by Philemon Holland into English
- Foxe's Book of Martyrs, fourth edition
- John Healey – St. Augustine of the Citie of God, a translation of St. Augustine's De Civitate Dei into English
- Sylvester Jourdan – A Discovery of the Barmudas, otherwise called the Ile of Divels
- Charles Loyseau – Traité des ordres et simples dignités
- Richard Rich – News from Virginia: the Lost Flock Triumphant
- Samuel Daniel – Tethys Festival or the Queenes Wake (masque)
- Lope de Vega
- John Fletcher – The Faithful Shepherdess
- Ben Jonson
- John Marston – Histriomastix (published)
- John Mason – The Turk (published)
- William Shakespeare – Cymbeline
- Giles Fletcher the younger – Christ's Victory and Triumph
- January 15 (baptised) – Sidney Godolphin, English poet (died 1643)
- April 1 – Charles de Saint-Évremond, French soldier, critic and essayist (died 1703)
- July 4 – Paul Scarron, French poet, dramatist and novelist (died 1660)
- July 28 (baptised) – Henry Glapthorne, English dramatist (died c. 1643)
- December 18 – Charles du Fresne, sieur du Cange, French philologist and historian (died 1688)
- Unknown date
- 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 year of birth – Jeremias de Dekker, Dutch poet (died 1666)
- July – Richard Knolles, English historian (born c. 1545)
- November 21 – Benet Canfield, English mystical writer (born 1562)
- November 28 – Lorenzo Scupoli, Italian theologian (born c. 1530)
- Unknown dates
- Anne Bacon, English translator (born c. 1528)
- Adam Berg, German printer and publisher (born 1540)
- Georgios Chortatzis, Greek verse dramatist (born c. 1545)
- Nikola Vitov Gučetić, Croatian philosopher and science writer (born 1549)
- Bernard de Girard Haillan, French historian (born c. 1535)
- Jan Moretus, Flemish printer (born 1543)
- Yuan Hongdao, Chinese poet (born 1568)
- Probable years of death
- Nicoll, Allardyce, ed. (1951). Shakespeare Survey Vol. 4: An Annual Survey of Shakespearean Study & Production. Cambridge University Press.
- Pope, Hugh (July–October 1910). "The Origin of the Douay Bible". The Dublin Review (London) 147 (294-295).
- Quirino, Carlos (September 1960). "The First Philippine Imprints". Journal of History 8.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 243–248. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 170–172. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.