1828 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1828.
- January – Thomas Dale becomes the first university professor of English language and literature, at the new London University.
- February 21 – The Cherokee Phœnix, the first newspaper published by Native Americans in the United States and in one of their indigenous languages (Cherokee), is first issued in New Echota.
- April 1 – The Athenæum, "London Literary and Critical Journal", is launched by James Silk Buckingham.
- Noah Webster publishes his 70,000 word American Dictionary of the English Language.
- Nikolai Gogol leaves school and goes to Saint Petersburg.
- Elizabeth Caroline Grey's The Skeleton Count, or The Vampire Mistress is published in the penny dreadful The Casket; it is the first vampire story published by a woman author.
- John Payne Collier produces a script of Punch and Judy.
- The Reclam publishing company is established in Leipzig by Anton Philipp Reclam.
- The Raczyński Library in Poznań is completed.
- Færøernes Amts Bibliotek, the National Library of the Faroe Islands, is established.
- Steen Steensen Blicher – Sildig Opvaagnen
- Anna Eliza Bray – The White Hoods: an Historical Romance
- John Benjamin Brookes (published anonymously) – The Lustful Turk
- Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton – Pelham
- Lady Charlotte Bury (anonymously) – Flirtation
- George Croly – Salathiel
- Selina Davenport – Italian Vengeance and English Forbearance
- Thomas Gaspey – The History of George Godfrey
- Léon Gozlan – Les Mémoires d'un apothécaire
- Elizabeth Caroline Grey – De Lisle
- Gerald Griffin – The Collegians
- Ann Hatton – Uncle Peregrine's Heiress
- Nathaniel Hawthorne – Fanshawe
- Robert Huish – The Red Barn
- Bernhard Severin Ingemann – Erik Menveds Barndom (Erik Menved's Childhood)
- Jane C. Loudon – The Mummy!
- John Neal – Rachel Dyer
- Susanna Rowson – Lucy Temple
- Sir Walter Scott – The Fair Maid of Perth (or St. Valentine's Day; Chronicles of the Canongate, 2nd series)
- Rosalia St. Clair – Ulrica of Saxony
- Alfred de Vigny – Roméo et Juliette and Shylock (adaptations from Shakespeare, published)
- Franz Grillparzer – Ein Treuer Diener
- Johan Ludvig Heiberg – Elves' Hill (Elverhøi)
- Henrik Hertz – Flyttedagen
- Victor Hugo – Amy Robsart
- Mary Russell Mitford – Rienzi: a tragedy
- Jovan Sterija Popović – Miloš Obilić
- Émile Souvestre – Siege de Missolonghi
- Gotthilf August von Maltitz – Hans Kohlhaas
- August Böckh (editor) – Corpus Inscriptionum Graecum (begins publication)
- George Combe – The Constitution of Man
- Barbara Hofland – Africa Described, in Its Ancient and Present State
- Washington Irving – A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus
- January 22 – Dora d'Istria, Romanian-Albanian writer (died 1888)
- February 8 – Jules Verne, French novelist and science fiction writer (died 1905)
- February 12 – George Meredith, English novelist and poet (died 1909)
- February 14 – Edmond About, French novelist and journalist (died 1885)
- March 20 – Henrik Johan Ibsen, Norwegian dramatist (died 1906)
- April 1 – George Barbu Știrbei, Romanian journalist, biographer and patron of the arts (died 1925)
- April 4 – Margaret Oliphant, Scottish novelist and historical writer (died 1897)
- May 12 – Dante Gabriel Rossetti, English poet and artist (died 1882)
- September 9 – Leo Tolstoy, Russian novelist (died 1910)
- September 17 – Louise Flodin, Swedish journalist (died 1923)
- October 8 – Francisque Sarcey, French journalist and critic (died 1899)
- Unknown date – Frederic Charles Lascelles Wraxall, English writer (died 1865)
- January 5 – Kobayashi Issa (小林 一茶), Japanese haiku poet (born 1763)
- January 16 – Johann Samuel Ersch, German bibliographer (born 1766)
- January 26 – Lady Caroline Lamb, English novelist (born 1785)
- February 7 – Henry Neele, English poet and scholar (born 1798)
- February 29 – Henry Beekman Livingston, American poet (born 1748)
- March 16 – Johann Georg August Galletti, German historian (born 1750)
- March 28 – Frances Burney, English dramatist (born 1776)
- April 7 – Helena Charlotta Åkerhielm, Swedish dramatist and translator (born 1786)
- April 25 – François-Benoît Hoffman, French dramatist and critic (born 1760)
- May 28 – Anne Seymour Damer, English sculptor and novelist (born 1749)
- June 8 – William Coxe, English historian and travel writer (born 1747)
- June 11 – Dugald Stewart, Scottish Enlightenment philosopher (born 1753)
- June 21 – Leandro Fernández de Moratín, Spanish dramatist and poet (born 1760)
- October 13 – Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet and dramatist (born 1754)
- November 8 – Thomas Bewick, English writer and natural historian (born 1753)
- Unknown date – William Cardell, American grammarian and story writer for boys (born 1780)