1659 in literature
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The year 1659 in literature involved some significant events.
- January 27 - Poet Andrew Marvell is elected member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull in the Third Protectorate Parliament of England.
- August - William Davenant is briefly imprisoned for his part in George Booth's Cheshire uprising.
- Méric Casaubon edits John Dee's journal of angel magic.
- Richard Baxter - The Holy Commonwealth
- Méric Casaubon - A True and Faithful Relation of what passed for many Years between Dr. John Dee and Some Spirits
- Thomas Hobbes - De Homine
- Christiaan Huygens - Systema Saturnium
- Ninon de l'Enclos - La coquette vengée ("The Flirt Avenged")
- Richard Lovelace - Lucasta (posthumous)
- Péter Révay - De monarchia et sacra corona regni hungariae centuriae septem
- Anna Maria van Schurman - The Learned Maid, or Whether a Maid May Be a Scholar? (English translation of the 1638 Latin original)
- Jeremy Taylor - Discourse on the Nature, Offices and Measures of Friendship
- Francisco Martinez de Mata - Epítome
- Joan Leonardsz Blasius - De Edelmoedige Vijanden
- Sir William Davenant - The History of Sir Francis Drake
- Molière - Les précieuses ridicules
- Agustín Moreto - No puede ser...
- Anonymous - The London Chanticleers
- Richard Brome - Five New Plays, a collection that included The English Moor, The Lovesick Court, The Weeding of Covent Garden, The New Academy, and The Queen and Concubine
- John Day & Henry Chettle - The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green (published six decades after its premiere)
- Richard Flecknoe - The Marriage of Oceanus and Britannia
- Walter Montague - The Shepherd's Paradise
- James Shirley - The Contention of Ajax and Ulysses and Honoria and Mammon
- Juan Bautista Diamante - El honrador de su padre
Main article: 1659 in poetry
- William Chamberlayne - Pharonnida
- Luis de Ulloa Pereira - Versos
- March – Margrethe Lasson, Danish novelist (died 1738)
- March 25 – John Asgill, English pamphleteer (died 1738)
- March 26 – William Wollaston, English philosopher, classicist and cleric (died 1724)
- April 29 – Sophia Elisabet Brenner, Swedish poet and writer (died 1730)
- Unknown dates
- January 7 – Laurenz Forer, Swiss theologian and controversialist writing in Latin and German (born 1580)
- January 31 – János Apáczai Csere, Hungarian linguist, mathematician and encyclopedist (born 1625)
- February 4 – Francis Osborne, English essayist (born 1593)
- April 15 – Simon Dach, German poet and hymnist (born 1605)
- June 3 – Morgan Llwyd, Welsh preacher, poet and writer (born 1619)
- September 22 – Thomas Morton, English polemicist and bishop (born 1564)
- October 27 – Giovanni Francesco Busenello, Italian poet and librettist (born 1598)