1632 in literature
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This article is a summary of the literary events and publications of 1632.
- February 11 – Protestant pastor Nicolas Antoine is committed to an asylum after converting to Judaism.
- February 14 – Tempe Restored, a masque written by Aurelian Townshend and designed by Inigo Jones, is performed at Whitehall Palace.
- March – King Charles I of England and Queen Henrietta Maria visit the University of Cambridge. The students of Trinity College perform Thomas Randolph's The Jealous Lovers and Peter Hausted's The Rival Friends, the latter causing a theatrical riot and subsequent scandal.
- May – Tirso de Molina is appointed chronicler of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy.
- Late – Publication in London of William Prynne's Histrio-mastix: The Players Scourge, or Actors Tragædie, an attack on the English Renaissance theatre (dated 1633).
- Diego Collado – Ars grammaticae Iaponicae linguae
- Phineas Fletcher – The Way to Blessedness and Joy in Tribulation
- Galileo Galilei – Dialogo sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo (Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems)
- John Lyly – Six Court Comedies (published posthumously by Edward Blount), containing Campaspe, Endymion, Gallathea, Midas, Mother Bombie, and Sapho and Phao
- Juan Pérez de Montalbán – Para todos
- Henry Reynolds – Mythomystes
- William Shakespeare – the Second Folio of the plays
- Anonymous – The Costly Whore
- William Alabaster – Roxana (Latin play, first performed during the 1590s) published
- Richard Brome – The Weeding of Covent Garden performed
- The Northern Lass published
- Nathan Field & Philip Massinger – The Fatal Dowry published
- Thomas Goffe – The Courageous Turk published
- Robert Gomersal – Lodovick Sforza, Duke of Milan published
- Peter Hausted – The Rival Friends
- Thomas Heywood – The Iron Age, Part 1 and 2 published
- Ben Jonson – The Magnetic Lady
- Jean Mairet – Les Galanteries du duc d'Ossonne
- Philip Massinger – The City Madam performed
- The Maid of Honour published
- Thomas Randolph -The Jealous Lovers
- The Muses' Looking-Glass
- William Rowley (and others?) – A New Wonder, a Woman Never Vexed published
- James Shirley – The Ball
- John Tatham – Love Crowns the End
- Aurelian Townshend – Tempe Restored (masque)
Main article: 1632 in poetry
- January 1 – Katherine Philips, née Fowler, Anglo-Welsh poet, translator and woman of letters (died 1664)
- January 29 – Johann Georg Graevius, German classicist (died 1730)
- March 4 (baptised) – Lancelot Addison, English author and father of Joseph Addison (died 1703)
- June 10 – Esprit Fléchier, French historian and bishop (died 1710)
- August 29 – John Locke, English philosopher (died 1704)
- November 23 – Jean Mabillon, French palaeographer (died 1707)
- November 24 – Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (died 1677)
- December 17 – Anthony Wood, English antiquary (died 1695)
- Unknown date – Francis Kirkman, English bibliophile (died c. 1680)
- February 23 – Giambattista Basile, Neapolitan poet and fairy-tale collector (born c. 1570)
- April 20 – Nicolas Antoine, French theologian (executed, born c. 1602)
- May 5 – Luís de Sousa, Portuguese religious writer (born 1555)
- August 25 – Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (born c. 1572)
- By October – Edward Blount, English publisher (born 1562)
- Unknown dates
- George Percy, "Observations gathered out of a discourse of the plantation of the southern colony in Virginia by the English, 1606," in Jamestown Narratives: Eyewitness accounts of the Virginia Colony, The First Decade, 1607-1617, ed. Edward Wright Haile (Champlain, Va.: Roundhouse, 1998), 100.