1684 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1684.

Events[edit]

  • July 25 – English novelist and dramatist Mary Griffith marries merchant George Pix.
  • November 11 – English dramatist Nathaniel Lee is admitted to Bedlam Hospital for the insane.
  • John Banks' historical play The Island Queens, or the Death of Mary Queen of Scotland is banned from the stage; it is produced as The Albion Queens twenty years later (1704).
  • Pierre Bayle begins his journal of literary criticism, Nouvelles de la république des lettres.

New books[edit]

Fiction[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Drama[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]