1772 in literature
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This is a list of literature-related events in 1772.
- May 7 - The Stadsschouwburg theatre in Amsterdam is destroyed by fire.
- June - At Marseilles, the Marquis de Sade embarks on an orgy, as a result of which he is convicted in absentia of sodomy and poisoning and receives a death sentence; he escapes.
- November 10 - The wife of poet Pedro Correia Garção obtains an order for his release from prison, the very day of his death.
- November 28 - Completion of publication of the Bible in the Manx language.
- Thomas Paine produces his first published work, a political article entitled Case of the Officers of Excise.
- Gottfried August Bürger obtains a magistracy and is reconciled with his family.
- Charles Burney tours Europe, researching for his History of Music.
- Hannah More arrives in London.
- Elizabeth Bonhôte - The Rambles of Mr Frankly, Published by his Sister
- Jacques Cazotte - Le Diable Amoureux
- Robert Fergusson - The Daft Days
- Sarah Scott - The Test of Filial Duty
- David Williams - Letter to David Garrick
- Richard Cumberland - The Fashionable Lover
- Samuel Foote - The Nabob
- David Garrick - The Irish Widow
- Gotthold Lessing - Emilia Galotti
- Louis-Sébastien Mercier
- Le faux ami
- Jean Hennuyer, évêque de Lisieux (written)
- Arthur Murphy - The Grecian Daughter
- Vicente Garcia de la Huerta - Raquel
- Mark Akenside - Poems
- Thomas Chatterton - The Execution of Sir Charles Bawdin
- William Jones - Poems, Consisting Chiefly of Translations from the Asiatick Languages
- William Kenrick - Love in the Suds
- William Mason - The English Garden
- Christopher Smart - Hymns, for the Amusement of Children
- George Alexander Stevens - Songs
- Alphabetum grandonico-malabaricum sive samscrudonicum (with a preface by Giovanni Cristofano Amaduzzi)
- The Encyclopédie in 28 volumes by Diderot, d'Alembert, and many others
- Moses Browne - The Excellency of the Knowledge of Jesus Christ
- William Chambers - A Dissertation on Oriental Gardening
- Junius (poss. Philip Francis - Junius: Stat Nominis Umbra
- Francis Grose - The Antiquities of England and Wales
- Richard Hurd - An Introduction to the Study of Prophecies...
- Carsten Niebuhr - Beschreibung von Arabien
- Joseph Priestley - The History and Present State of Discoveries Relating to Vision, Light, and Colours
- Catherine Talbot - Essays on Various Subjects
- José Cadalso - Los eruditos a la violeta
- April 11 – Manuel José Quintana, Spanish poet (died 1857)
- May 2 – Novalis, German poet and philosopher (died 1801)
- August 29 – Sarah Burney, English novelist (died 1844)
- October 21 – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (died 1834)
- November 17 – Marc-Antoine Madeleine Désaugiers, French dramatist (died 1827)
- November 28 – Johann Gottfried Jakob Hermann, German classical commentator and philologist (died 1848)
- December 6 – Henry Cary, Gibraltar-born Irish author, editor and translator (died 1844)
- Date unknown – James Ballantyne, Scottish editor and publisher (died 1833)
- March 26 – Charles Pinot Duclos, French novelist and historian, 68
- March 29 – Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher, 84
- April 22 – Marie Favart, French influential actress and wife of Charles Simon Favart, 44
- May 22 – Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian, 84
- June – Thomas Whately, English politician and writer, 65
- June 18 – Johann Ulrich von Cramer, German philosopher, 65
- October 7 – John Woolman, American abolitionist author, 51 (smallpox)
- October 10 – William Wilkie, Scottish poet, 51 ("ague")
- November 10 – Pedro Correia Garção, Portuguese poet, 48
- Date unknown – Margareta Momma, Swedish editor and writer, 70
- Wood, G. W. (1896). "An Account of the Translation and Editions of the Holy Scriptures in the Manx Language". The Manx Church Magazine 6.
- Slaughter, Thomas P. (2008). The Beautiful Soul of John Woolman, Apostle of Abolition, New York: Hill and Wang, p. 378
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1900). "Wilkie, William". Dictionary of National Biography 61. London: Smith, Elder & Co.