1624 in literature
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The year 1624 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- January 18 - The King's Men perform Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale at Whitehall Palace.
- August 5–14 - The King's Men perform Thomas Middleton's satire A Game at Chess at the Globe Theatre, London, until it is suppressed in view of its allusions to the Spanish Match.
- August 26 - Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, requires the legal deposit of new books to the Hof-Bibliothek' ("Imperial Library") in Vienna, the modern-day Austrian National Library.
- December - The King's Men get into further trouble for performing Philip Massinger's The Spanish Viceroy without a licence from the Master of the Revels.
- December 20 - The King's Men provided Sir Henry Herbert (Master of the Revels) with a "submission," a written apology, signed by each actor who had taken part in The Spanish Viceroy earlier in the month. The signatories include Robert Benfield, George Birch, John Lowin, Thomas Pollard, John Rice, Richard Robinson, William Rowley, John Shank, Richard Sharpe, Eliard Swanston, and Joseph Taylor.
- Anonymous - The Origin of Idolatry (falsely attributed to Isaac Casaubon)
- Jean Louis Guez de Balzac - Lettres
- Jacob Boehme - The Way of Christ
- Philipp Clüver - Italia Antiqua (posthumous)
- John Donne - Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
- Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury - De Veritate ("On Truth")
- Tirso de Molina - Cigarrales de Toledo
- Captain John Smith - The Generall Historie of Virginia, New-England, and the Summer Isles
- Sir Henry Wotton - The Elements of Architecture (translation of Vitruvius)
- Anonymous - Nero (published)
- Robert Davenport - The City Nightcap
- Thomas Drue - The Duchess of Suffolk
- John Ford and Thomas Dekker - The Sun's Darling
- Ben Jonson - Neptune's Triumph for the Return of Albion
- Philip Massinger
- Thomas Middleton - A Game at Chess
- Bernardo de Balbuena - El Bernardo
- February 11 - Ivan Ančić, theologian (died 1685)
- October 30 - Paul Pellisson, historian (died 1693)
- date unknown - Francesc Mulet, Spanish writer (died 1675)
- February 4 - Vicente Espinel, writer and musician (born 1550)
- February 13 - Stephen Gosson, satirist (born 1544)
- February 16 - Luis de la Puente, theologian (born 1554)
- February 24 - Paul Laurentius, theologian (born 1544)
- November 17 - Jakob Böhme, German theologian (born 1575)
- December 9 - Flaminio Scala, Italian actor and dramatist (born 1575)
- December 15 - Jerónimo Bautista Lanuza, Spanish bishop and writer (born 1533)
- Edward M. Wilson and Olga Turner, "The Spanish Protest Against A Game at Chesse," Modern Language Review 44 (1949), p. 480.
- Landolfi, Domenica (1993). Claudia Burattelli; Domenica Landolfi; Anna Zinanni, ed. "Flaminio Scala" in Comici dell'Arte: Cornspondenze G. B. Andreini, N. Barbieri, P. M. Cechini, S. Fiorillo, T. Martinelli, F. Scala. Florence: Le Lettere. pp. 437–49.