1756 in literature
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This is a list of literature-related events in 1756.
- January - Tobias Smollett becomes the first editor of the The Critical Review.
- April–May - Beginning of the Seven Years' War in Europe.
- June 20 - The Black Hole of Calcutta incident inspires renewed British efforts in India.
- Gilbert White becomes curate of Selborne, Hampshire.
- Frances Abington joins the Drury Lane Theatre company.
- Anonymous - The Life and Memoirs of Mr. Ephraim Tristram Bates
- Thomas Amory - Life of John Buncle
- Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont - "La Belle et la Bête" ("Beauty and the Beast", abridged version, in Magasin des enfants, ou dialogues entre une sage gouvernante et plusieurs de ses élèves)
- Charlotte Lennox - The Memoirs of the Countess of Berci
- Samuel Richardson (anonymously) - The Paths of Virtue Delineated, children's versions of Pamela, Clarissa, and Sir Charles Grandison
- Isaac Bickerstaffe - Leucothoe
- Richard Owen Cambridge - An Elegy Written in an Empty Assembly Room (parody of Pope's Eloisa to Abelard)
- Thomas Cole - The Arbour
- William Kenrick - Epistles to Lorenzo
- William Mason - Odes
- Christopher Pitt - Poems
- Christopher Smart
- Hymn to the Supreme Being
- The Works of Horace
- Corporate authorship - The Literary Magazine (periodical to 1758)
- Thomas Birch - The History of the Royal Society of London vol. i
- William Blackstone - An Analysis of the Laws of England
- Edmund Burke - A Vindication of Natural Society
- Alban Butler - The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Other Principal Saints (frequently abridged and reprinted)
- Theophilus Cibber - Dissertations on Theatrical Subjects
- Johann Matthias Gesner - Primæ lineæ isagoges in eruditionem universalem
- James Grieve - translation of A. Cornelius Celsus of Medicine
- Eliza Haywood
- as "Mira" - The Wife
- posthumously - The Husband: in Answer to The Wife
- David Hume - The History of Great Britain vol. ii
- Leopold Mozart - Versuch einer gründlichen Violinschule
- Tobias Smollett
- A Compendium of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages
- (et al.) The Critical Review (periodical to 1790)
- Joseph Warton - An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope
- John Wesley - An Address to the Clergy
- Frances Brooke - Virginia
- John Brown - Athelstane
- Samuel Foote - The Englishman Return'd from Paris
- David Garrick
- Catherine and Petruchio
- The Tempest (opera)
- Carlo Goldoni - Il campiello
- John Home - Douglas
- January 27 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer (died 1791)
- March 3 - William Godwin, writer (died 1836)
- April - William Gifford, satirist (died 1826)
- July 13 - Thomas Rowlandson, caricaturist (died 1827)
- November 2 - Pierre Laromiguière, philosopher (died 1837)
- November 18 - Thomas Burgess, bishop and writer (died 1837)
- February 25 - Eliza Haywood, writer and actress (born 1693)
- March 26 - Gilbert West, poet (born 1703)
- March 30–April 2 - Stephen Duck, poet (born 1705?) (suicide by drowning)
- December 29 - Thomas Cooke, first translator of Hesiod into English (born 1703)
- date unknown - Benjamin Elbel, German theologian (born 1690)