Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- April 16 – Aphra Behn (born 1640), English playwright and poet; a woman
- August 21 – William Cleland (born 1661), Scottish poet and soldier, killed at Battle of Dunkeld
- October 4 – Quirinus Kuhlmann (born 1651), German Baroque poet and mystic
- December 13 – Zbigniew Morsztyn (born 1628), Polish poet
- date unknown – Marusia Churai (born 1626), semi-mythical Ukrainian Baroque composer, poet, and singer
- date unknown – Khushal Khan Khattak (born 1613), Pashtun warrior, poet and tribal chief
- date unknown – Gwilym Puw (born 1626), Welsh Catholic poet and Royalist officer
- ^ The Hutchinson Factfinder. Helicon. 1999. ISBN 1-85986-000-1.
- ^ a b c d e Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- ^ Ludwig, Richard M.; Nault, Clifford A., Jr. (1986). Annals of American Literature: 1602–1983. New York: Oxford University Press.