1669 in literature
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This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1669.
- May 31 – Samuel Pepys makes the last entry in his diary.
- unknown dates
- Frances Boothby's tragicomedy Marcelia, or, The Treacherous Friend is performed by the King's Company at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, the first play by a woman to be produced in London.
- The final section of Parthenissa, the prose romance by Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery, is published. Earlier portions of the work have appeared in 1651 and 1654–1656.
- Anonymous (Gabriel-Joseph de la Vergne?) – Letters of a Portuguese Nun (Les Lettres portugaises)
- Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen – Simplicius Simplicissimus (first major novel in the German language, dated this year but probably published in 1668)
- Blaise Pascal – Pensees (published posthumously)
- William Penn – No Cross, No Crown
- Jan Swammerdam – Dutch: Algemeene Verhandeling van de bloedeloose dierkens
- John Wagstaffe – The Question of Witchcraft Debated
- Anonymous – The Imperial Tragedy
- John Dryden – Tyrannic Love
- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery
- Mr. Anthony
- Robert Howard and George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham – The Country Gentleman (written, not staged)
- John Lacy – The Dumb Lady
- Jean Racine – Britannicus
- December 16 – Joseph-Anne-Marie de Moyriac de Mailla, French missionary and translator in China (died 1748)
- unknown dates
- probable – Susanna Centlivre, English poet and actress (died 1723)
- February 3 – Catharina Questiers, Dutch poet and dramatist (born 1631)
- March 19 – John Denham, Irish poet (born 1615)
- July 10 or 11 – Robert Stapylton, English dramatist and courtier (born c. 1607–1609)
- September 30 – Henry King, English poet and bishop (born 1592)
- October 8 – Jane Cavendish, English poet and playwright (born 1621)
- December 16 – Nathaniel Fiennes, English pamphleteer, soldier and politician (born c. 1608)
- December 24 – Henry Foulis, English theologian and controversialist (born 1638)
- "Samuel Pepys | English diarist and naval administrator". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved August 22, 2020.
- Grimmelshausen, H. J. Chr. (1669) . Der abentheurliche Simplicissimus [The adventurous Simplicissimus] (in German). Nuremberg: J. Fillion. OCLC 22567416.
- Joseph E. Garreau, "Jean Racine" in Hochman 1984, p. 194.
- J. Milling, "Centlivre , Susanna (bap. 1669?, d. 1723)", ODNB, Oxford University Press, 2004. Retrieved 7 October 2014, subscription required.
- William Riley Parker (1996). Milton: The life. Clarendon Press. p. 604. ISBN 978-0-19-812889-2.
- Notes and Queries. Oxford University Press. 1856. p. 468.