1725 in literature

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The year 1725 in literature involved some significant literary events and new works.

Events[edit]

  • June 12 - Émilie de Breteuil marries Marquis Florent-Claude du Chastellet.[1]
  • December - The library of Charles Killigrew, for 48 years the Master of the Revels, is sold a few months after his death.
  • In China, 66 copies of a 5,020-volume encyclopedia, the Gujin Tushu Jicheng (Complete Collection of Illustrations and Writings from the Earliest to Current Times) are printed, necessitating the crafting of 250,000 movable type characters cast in bronze.

New books[edit]

Poetry[edit]

New drama[edit]

  • Colley Cibber - Caesar in Aegypt
  • Gabriel Odingsells
    • The Bath Unmask'd
    • The Capricious Lovers
  • Thomas Sheridan - The Philoctetes of Sophocles

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ehman, Esther (1986) Madame du Chatelet. Leamington Spa: Berg. ISBN 0-907582-85-0.