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1617 in poetry

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).



  • James I of England creates Poet Laureate position for Ben Jonson
  • Great Britain

  • John Davies, published anonymously, Wits Bedlam, epigrams
  • Leonard Digges, The Rape of Proserpine, translated from the Latin of Claudius Claudianus' De raptu Proserpinae
  • William Drummond, published anonymously, Forth Feasting, written on the occasion of James I's visit to Scotland
  • Other

  • Martin Opitz Aristarchus, German poet and writer in Latin, in this book championing the purity of the German language
  • Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant, A la solitude, ("Solitude"), an ode (untranslated text in French) France
  • Births

    Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • April 4 – Sir George Wharton, 1st Baronet (died 1681), English Cavalier soldier and astrologer, also known as a poet
  • September 25 (bapt.) – Henry Birkhead (died 1696), English academic, lawyer, Latin poet and founder of the Oxford Chair of Poetry
  • December 9 – Richard Lovelace (died 1657), English Cavalier poet
  • Peter Folger (died 1690), English-born poet, Nantucket settler, and maternal grandfather of Benjamin Franklin
  • Pierre Petit (died 1687), French scholar, physician, poet and Latin writer
  • Deaths

    Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

  • August 8 – Tarquinia Molza (born 1542), Italian singer and poet
  • Giovanni Botero (born 1544), Italian political theorist, priest, poet, and diplomat
  • Keshavdas (born 1555), Sanskrit scholar and Hindi poet
  • Riccardo Luisini (born 1535), Italian, Latin-language poet
  • Eochaidh Ó hÉoghusa (born 1567), Irish
  • François du Souhait (born between 1570 and 1580), French language translator, novelist, poet, satirist, and moral philosopher
  • References

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