1697 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1697.
- May 7 – The 13th century royal Tre Kronor ("Three Crowns") castle in Stockholm burns to the ground and a large portion of the royal library is destroyed.
- The actors of the Comédie-Italienne in Paris announce a performance of La fausse prude ("The False Hypocrite"), a play that directly ridicules King Louis XIV of France's wife, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, causing the King to shut down the company.
- George Farquhar arrives in London from Dublin.
- Thomas Corneille publishes his translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses into French.
- Daniel Defoe's An Essay Upon Projects suggests insurance, an income tax and the education of women, among other public measures.
- First publication of the 13th century Heimskringla in Old Norse with Swedish and Latin translations by Johan Peringskiöld in Stockholm.
- Mary Astell – A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, Part II
- Pierre Bayle – Dictionnaire historique et critique (Historical and Critical Dictionary, first part, publication continued until 1702)
- Richard Blackmore – King Arthur
- Thomas Burnet – Remarks upon An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding (on John Locke)
- William Congreve – The Birth of the Muse
- William Dampier – A New Voyage Round the World
- Daniel Defoe – An Essay Upon Projects
- John Dryden
- Alexander's Feast; or, The Power of Musique (ode)
- The Works of Virgil
- John Evelyn – Numismata: A discourse of medals
- Jane Lead – A Fountain of Gardens
- John Locke
- A Letter to the Right Reverend Edward Ld Bishop of Worcester
- Mr Locke's Reply to the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Worcester's Answer to his Letter
- A Second Vindication of the Reasonableness of Christianity
- Charles Perrault (as "Pierre Perrault Darmancourt") – Histoires ou contes du temps passé, avec dez moralitez: Les Contes de ma Mère l'Oye ("Tales and Stories of the Past with Morals: Tales of Mother Goose")
- John Phillips – Augustus Britannicus
- Humphrey Prideaux – The True Nature of Imposture Fully Display'd in the Life of Mahomet
- John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester – Familiar Letters
- William Wotton – Reflections upon Ancient and Modern Learning (setting off the English "quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns")
- Anonymous (A Young Lady) – The Unnatural Mother
- Colley Cibber – Woman's Wit
- William Congreve – The Mourning Bride
- John Dennis – A Plot and No Plot
- Thomas Dilke – The City Lady, or Folly Reclaimed
- Thomas D'Urfey
- Cinthia and Endimion (opera)
- The Intrigues at Versailles; or, A Jilt in all Humours
- Charles Gildon – The Roman Brides Revenge
- Charles Hopkins – Boadicea Queen of Britain
- Peter Anthony Motteux – The Novelty, or Every Act a Play
- Mary Pix
- The Deceiver Deceiv'd
- The Innocent Mistress
- George Powell – The Imposture Defeated, or a Trick to Cheat the Devil
- Jacques Pradon – Scipion
- Elkanah Settle – The World in the Moon
- John Vanbrugh
- June 16 – Jean-Baptiste de La Curne de Sainte-Palaye, French historian, classicist and lexicographer (died 1781)
- December 27 – Sollom Emlyn, Irish legal writer (died 1754)
- Unknown date – Madame du Deffand, French literary hostess (died 1780)
- February 5 – Hester Biddle (Esther Biddle), English Quaker writer (born c. 1629)
- March 1 – Francesco Redi, Tuscan physician, naturalist and poet (born 1626)
- June 7 – John Aubrey, English memoirist (born 1626)
- December 9 – Scipion Abeille, French surgeon and poet (year of birth unknown)
- Unknown date – Juan del Valle y Caviedes, Spanish Peruvian poet (born 1645)
- Probable year of death – Gilbert Clerke, English mathematician, natural philosopher and theologian (born 1626)