1668 in literature
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The year 1668 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.
- Izaak Walton's Compleat Angler goes into its fourth edition.
- John Dryden signs a contract to produce three plays a year for the King’s Company.
- Juan Caramuel - Primus calamus
- Meric Casaubon – Of Credulity and Incredulity
- Josiah Child – Brief Observations concerning Trade and the Interest of Money
- Jean Claude – Réponse au livre de P. Nouet sur l'eucharistie
- Jan Comenius – The Way of Light
- John Dryden – Essay of Dramatick Poesie
- Richard Duckworth and Fabian Stedman – Tintinnalogia, or, the Art of Ringing
- Richard Flecknoe – Sir William Davenant's Voyage to the Other World
- Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen – Simplicius Simplicissimus (first major novel in the German language, dated 1669 but probably published this year)
- Johannes Hevelius – Cometographia
- Peter Heylin – Cyprianus Anglicanus (biography of William Laud)
- Urban Hjärne – Stratonice (completed)
- Henry Neville – The Isle of Pines
- Francisco Santos - Periquillo el de las gallineras
- John Wilkins – An Essay towards a Real Character and a Philosophical Language
- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery
- Tryphon (performed)
- Henry V (published)
- Mustapha (published)
- Margaret Cavendish – Plays, Never Before Printed, Written by the Thrice Noble, Illustrious, and Excellent Princess, the Duchess of Newcastle (closet dramas)
- Sir William Davenant – The Man's the Master (a translation of Paul Scarron's Jodelet, ou le maître valet)
- John Dryden – An Evening's Love
- George Etherege – She Would if She Could
- Sir Robert Howard – The Great Favourite or the Duke of Lerma
- Sir Charles Sedley – The Mulberry-Garden
- Thomas Shadwell – The Sullen Lovers
- Abraham Cowley – Poemata Latina (posthumous)
- Sir John Denham – Poems and Translations
- Georg Stiernhielm – Musæ Suethizantes
- May 8 – Alain-René Lesage, French novelist and playwright (died 1747)
- September – Joseph Bingham, scholar (died 1723)
- November (baptised) – Thomas Woolston, deist writer (died 1731)
- November 11 – Johann Albert Fabricius (died 1736)
- December 21 – Herman Boerhaave, humanist (died 1738)
- April 7 – Sir William Davenant, poet and playwright (born 1606)
- May 21 – Josephus Adjutus, theologian (born c.1602)
- August 9 – Jakob Balde, Latinist poet and academic (born 1604)
- November 17 – Joseph Alleine, Nonconformist writer (born 1634)
- December 11 – Marquise-Thérèse de Gorla, actress (born 1633)
- December 22 – Stephen Daye, first American printer (born 1594)
- December 23 – Martin Baučer, Slovene historian (born 1595)
- "The Loseley Manuscripts: Records of the More and More Molyneux Family of Loseley Park". The National Archives (United Kingdom). Retrieved 2013-02-21.
- "Sweden". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 7 (2002) pp. 110-111.