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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in
Nathaniel Lee's blank verse tragedy The Rival Queens, or the Death of Alexander the Great, is performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, with Mrs Charlotte Melmoth as Roxana. 
Roger Morrice begins his Entring Book.
Francis North's A Philosophical Essay of Music published.
Froinsias Ó Maolmhuaidh's Grammatica Latino-Hibernica nunc compendiata, the first printed grammar of the Irish language (in Latin), is published by the Congregation of Propaganda Fide in Rome in the year of his death. 
Thomas Killigrew, ineffective after four years in the office of Master of the Revels, is replaced by his son Charles. Two plays on the same subject of King
Edgar are acted: Edward Ravenscroft's tragicomedy King Edgar and Alfreda, and Thomas Rymer's Edgar, or the English Monarch. Rymer's play is a flop; it precedes his famous The Tragedies of the Last Age Considered by a scant year.
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February 21 – Baruch Spinoza, Dutch philosopher (born 1632)
May 24 – Anders Bording, Danish poet and journalist (born 1619)
June 18 – Johann Franck, German poet, hymnist and politician (born 1618)
June 24 – Dudley North, English poet, writer and politician (born 1602)
July 9 – Angelus Silesius (Johann Scheffler), German poet and mystic (born 1624)
September 5 – Henry Oldenburg, German-born theologian and natural philosopher (born c. 1619)
September 11 – James Harrington, English political theorist (born 1611)
October 14 – Francis Glisson, English medical writer and physician (born 1597)
December 24 – Jacques de Coras, French poet (born 1630)
References [ edit ]
^ Birley, Robert (1962). Sunk without Trace: some forgotten masterpieces reconsidered. London: Rupert Hart-Davis.
^ Moody, T. W.; et al., eds. (1989). A New History of Ireland. . Oxford University Press. 8: A Chronology of Irish History ISBN 978-0-19-821744-2.