1669 in literature
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This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of literature during 1669.
- May 31 - Samuel Pepys makes the last entry in his diary.
- The final section of Parthenissa, the prose romance by Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, is published. Earlier portions of the work had appeared in 1651 and 1654–56.
- Anonymous (Gabriel-Joseph de la Vergne?) – Letters of a Portuguese Nun (Les Lettres portugaises)
- Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen – Simplicius Simplicissimus (first major novel in the German language, dated this year but probably published in 1668)
- Blaise Pascal – Pensees (published posthumously)
- Jan Swammerdam – Algemeene Verhandeling van de bloedeloose dierkens
- John Wagstaffe – The Question of Witchcraft Debated
- Anonymous – The Imperial Tragedy
- John Dryden – Tyrannic Love
- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery
- Mr. Anthony
- John Lacy – The Dumb Lady
- Jean Racine – Britannicus
- December 16 – Joseph-Anne-Marie de Moyriac de Mailla, French missionary and translator in China (died 1748)
- Unknown dates
- February 3 – Catharina Questiers, Dutch poet and dramatist (born 1631)
- March 19 – John Denham, Irish poet (born 1615)
- September 30 – Henry King, English poet and bishop (born 1592)
- October 8 – Jane Cavendish, English poet and playwright (born 1621)
- December 16 – Nathaniel Fiennes, English pamphleteer, soldier and politician (born c. 1608)
- December 24 – Henry Foulis, English theologian and controversialist (born 1638)