1671 in literature
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The year 1671 in literature involved some significant events.
- February - Nell Gwyn retires from the stage and moves into a brick townhouse at 79 Pall Mall, London.
- November 9 - The Duke's Company open their new venue, the Dorset Garden Theatre.
- Publication of Philosophus Autodidactus, the first Latin translation of Ibn Tufail's 12th century tale Hayy ibn Yaqdhan, prepared by Edward Pococke before 1660.
- Edward Bagshaw (attr.) - The Life and Death of Mr Vavasor Powell
- Johann Ferdinand Hertodt - Crocologia
- James Janeway - A Token for Children, Part 1
- John Josselyn - New England's Rarities, discovered in Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, and Plants of that Country (London)
- Gottfried Leibniz - Hypothesis Physica Nova (`New Physical Hypothesis')
- Arnoldus Montanus - De nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld of Beschryving van America (The Unknown New World or Description of the Continent America)
- Isaac Newton - Method of Fluxions
- Marie-Catherine de Villedieu - Les Amours des Grands Hommes
- Melchor Fuster - Misceláneas predicables políticas y morales
- Aphra Behn - The Amorous Prince (adapted from Robert Davenport's The City Nightcap)
- Pierre Corneille - Tite et Bérénice
- John Crowne - Juliana, or the Princess of Poland
- John Dryden - The Assignation, or Love in a Nunnery
- Edward Howard - The Six Days' Adventure, or the New Utopia
- Edward Ravenscroft - Mamamouchi
- Elkanah Settle - Cambyses
- George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham & others - The Rehearsal
- William Wycherley - Love in a Wood
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca - El santo rey don Fernando
- April 6 – Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, French dramatist and poet (died 1741)
- June 11 – Colley Cibber English playwright and Poet Laureate (died 1757)
- September 7 – Antoine Danchet, French dramatist and poet (died 1748)
- Unknown date – Gustaf Adlerfelt, Swedish historian (died 1709)
- January 1 – Hardouin de Péréfixe de Beaumont, French historian and cleric (born 1606 in literature1606)
- January 22 – Odorico Raynaldi, Italian historian (born 1595)
- February 22 – Adam Olearius, German librarian and scholar (born 1603)
- July 14 – Méric Casaubon, Swiss-born English classicist (born 1599)
- September 28 – Jean de Montigny, French philosopher and poet (born 1636)
- December 28 – Johann Friedrich Gronovius, German classicist (born 1611)
- Sheppard, F. H. W., ed. (1960). "No. 79 Pall Mall: Nell Gwynne's house". St James Westminster, Pt 1. Survey of London vol. 29-30. pp. 377–378. Retrieved 2013-07-12.