1625 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1625.
- January 1 – The King's Men act Henry IV, Part 1 at Whitehall Palace.
- February 12 – John Milton enters Christ's College, Cambridge, aged 16.
- March 27 – King James VI of Scotland and I of England and Ireland, patron of the King James Bible and essayist, dies at Theobalds House in England; he is succeeded by his son Charles I of England.
- April – Sir Richard Baker's Oxfordshire property is seized as a result of debts.
- August 2–September 26 – Playwright Cyril Tourneur becomes secretary to the council of war; on October 8 he joins the catastrophic Cádiz expedition in another secretarial post under Sir Edward Cecil and on December 11 is put ashore from the returning fleet at Kinsale in Ireland terminally ill.
- October – Following the closure of the London theatres for most of the year, due to an outbreak of bubonic plague, the epidemic abates with the cooler weather and a new company is formed under the patronage of the new king's wife Queen Henrietta's Men.
- Francis Bacon – Complete Essays
- Hugo Grotius – De jure belli ac pacis
- Musaeum Hermeticum
- Ludovico Zuccolo – La Repubblica d' Evandria
- John Fletcher and Philip Massinger – The Elder Brother
- Alexandre Hardy – Mariamne (published)
- Ben Jonson
- Honorat de Bueil, seigneur de Racan – Les bergeries
- James Shirley – Love Tricks, or the School of Complement
- Joost van den Vondel – Palamedes
- Honoré d'Urfé – Sylvanire
- May 25
- June 23 – John Fell, English academic and bishop (died 1686)
- August 20 – Thomas Corneille, French dramatist (died 1709)
- Unknown date – François Bernier, French travel writer and physician (died 1688)
- January 29 – Jacob Gretser, German Jesuit writer (born 1562)
- March 25 – Giambattista Marino, Italian epic poet (born 1569)
- March 27 – King James VI of Scotland and I of England and Ireland, Scottish literary patron (born 1566)
- June 1 – Honoré d'Urfé, French novelist and miscellanist (born 1568)
- August 29 (burial) – John Fletcher, English dramatist (born 1579)
- September – Thomas Lodge, English dramatist and physician (born c. 1558)
- September 6 – Thomas Dempster, Scottish historian (born 1579)
- September 20 – Heinrich Meibom, German poet and historian (born 1555)
- c. October – John Florio, English linguist and lexicographer (born 1553)
- November 27 – John Cameron, Scottish theologian (born c. 1579)
- "Chronology" in Regents Renaissance Drama edition of The Revenger's Tragedy.