1668 in poetry
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|List of years in poetry (table)|
|... 1658 . 1659 . 1660 . 1661 . 1662 . 1663 . 1664 ...
1665 1666 1667 -1668- 1669 1670 1671
... 1672 . 1673 . 1674 . 1675 . 1676 . 1677 . 1678 ...
In literature: 1665 1666 1667 -1668- 1669 1670 1671
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- John Dryden becomes poet laureate of England on the death of Sir William Davenant. Dryden held the office until 1688 when, after James II of England was deposed, the poet refused to swear allegiance to the new monarchs and was replaced by Thomas Shadwell. Dryden was the only laureate not to die in office until Andrew Motion in 1999. Shadwell held the office until his death in 1692.)
- Sir John Denham, Poems and Translations: With The Sophy, the first collected edition of Denham's poems
- John Dryden, Defence of an Essay of Dramatic Poesy, criticism
- Richard Flecknoe, Sir William D'Avenant's Voyage to the Other World: with his Adventures in the Poets Elizium: A poetical fiction, published anonymously
- Sir Robert Howard, The Duell of the Staggs
- Philip Pain, Daily Meditations, English Colonial American
- Georg Stiernhielm – Musæ Suethizantes
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- April 7 – Sir William Davenant (born 1606), English poet and playwright
- August 9 – Jakob Balde (born 1604), German scholar, poet, and teacher
- Owen Felltham (born 1602), English poet and writer
- Arnauld de Oihenart (born 1592), Basque historian and poet
- Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra (born 1616), Spanish Baroque painter, sculptor, and poet
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- Mark Van Doren, John Dryden: A Study of His Poetry, p 52, Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, second edition, 1946 ("First Midland Book edition 1960")
- Ludwig, Richard M., and Clifford A. Nault, Jr., Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983, 1986, New York: Oxford University Press
- "Sweden". The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2013-12-12.