1767 in literature
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This is a list of literature-related events in 1767.
- January 29 - Former watchmaker and entrepreneur Pierre Beaumarchais has his first full-length drama, Eugénie, premièred at the Comédie-Française. Revised in two days, it establishes his reputation in this field.
- February - King George III of Great Britain requests an introduction to Samuel Johnson from his librarian, Frederick Augusta Barnard. They meet in the library of the Queen's House.
- December 7 - John Street Theatre (Manhattan), the first permanent theater in New York City, is opened by David Douglass with a performance of The Beaux' Stratagem.
- Construction of Teatro Real Coliseo de Carlos III de Aranjuez, the first enclosed theatre in Spain, begins.
- Publication of the Epistles and Book of Revelation in Manx as Sceeuyn Paul yn Ostyl gys ny Romanee completes the first translation of the New Testament into that language.
- Richard Price publishes a volume of sermons.
- Cristóbal Anzarena - Vida y empresas literarias del ingeniosísimo caballero don Quijote de la Manchuela
- Belisarius (anonymous)
- James Boswell - Dorando
- The Female American (anonymous)
- Phebe Gibbes - The Woman of Fashion
- Hugh Kelly - Memoirs of a Magdalen
- Susannah Minifie - Barford Abbey
- Frances Sheridan
- Continuation of the Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph (posthumous)
- The History of Nourjahad
- Laurence Sterne - The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman vol. ix
- Arthur Young - The Adventures of Emmera
- Pierre Beaumarchais - Eugénie
- Richard Bentley - Philodamus
- Isaac Bickerstaffe - Lace in the City
- George Colman, the Elder
- The English Merchant
- The Oxonian in Town
- David Garrick - Cymon
- Hall Hartson - The Countess of Salisbury
- Gotthold Ephraim Lessing - Minna von Barnhelm
- Arthur Murphy - The School for Guardians
- Michael Bruce - Elegy Written in Spring
- Francis Fawkes - Partridge-Shooting
- Oliver Goldsmith, ed. - The Beauties of English Poesy
- Richard Jago - Edge-Hill
- Henry Jones - Kew Garden
- Moses Mendes, ed. - A Collection of the Most Esteemed Pieces of Poetry
- William Mickle - The Concubine
- Christopher Smart, trans. - The Works of Horace, Translated into Verse
- John Byrom - The Universal English Short-hand
- William Duff - An Essay on Original Genius
- Richard Farmer - An Essay on the Learning of Shakespeare
- Adam Ferguson - An Essay on the History of Civil Society
- Paul Henry Thiry, Baron d'Holbach - Christianisme dévoilé
- Catherine Macaulay - Loose Remarks on Mr. Hobbes's Philosophical Rudiments of Government and Society (on Hobbes's 1651 work)
- Moses Mendelssohn - Phädon
- Joseph Priestley - The History and Present State of Electricity
- William Warburton - Sermons and Discourses
- Arthur Young - The Farmer's Letters to the People of England
- January 1 – Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (died 1849)
- February 4 – Andrew Marschalk, American printer (died 1838)
- April 9 – Joseph Fiévée, French journalist, essayist, novelist and dramatist (died 1839 in literature)
- September 6 – Thomas Bayly Howell, English legal writer (died 1815)
- September 8 – August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet and translator (died 1845)
- September 10 – Melchiorre Gioia, Italian philosophical writer (died 1829)
- October 25 – Benjamin Constant, Swiss-French novelist (died 1830)
- December 8 – Fabre d'Olivet, French poet and composer (died 1825)
- Unknown dates
- February 16 – David Erskine Baker, English writer on drama and translator (born 1730)
- February 28 – Charles Balguy, English translator and medical writer (born 1708)
- April 27 – Johann Gottlob Carpzov, German Biblical scholar (born 1679)
- July 15 – Michael Bruce, Scottish poet and hymnist (born 1746)
- July 26 – Paul Gottlieb Werlhof, German poet and physician (born 1699)
- August 21 – Thomas Osborne, publisher and bookseller (born 1704)
- September 11 – Theophilus Evans, Welsh historian and cleric (born 1693)
- October 1 – Léon Ménard, French historical writer and lawyer (born 1706)
- December 22 – John Newbery, English children's author and publisher (born 1713)
- Boswell 1986, p. 134.
- The Oxford Companion to the Theatre 4th ed.
- Wood, G. W. (1896). "An Account of the Translation and Editions of the Holy Scriptures in the Manx Language". The Manx Church Magazine 6.
- Nichols, John. Literary Anecdotes vol. 277.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Léon Ménard". Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Company.