|Covid-19|January 4 – Paper War of 1752–1753: in the first issue of The Covent-Garden Journal Henry Fielding starts his long-running quarrel with John Hill, by declaring war against hack writers. Tobias Smollett soon becomes involved, accusing Fielding of plagiarism.
Thomas Sheridan introduces a version of Shakespeare's Coriolanus incorporating portions of the version by James Thomson as Coriolanus, or The Roman Matron at the Smock Alley Theatre in Dublin.
Lewis Hallam opens a tour of north America with his brother William's company at Williamsburg, Virginia, with Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
Library at Melk Abbey in Lower Austria completed.
Charlotte Lennox – The Female Quixote
Voltaire – Histoire du docteur Akakia et du natif de Saint-Malo
Samuel Foote – Taste
Moses Browne – The Works and Rest of the Creation
John Byrom – Enthusiasm
Richard Owen Cambridge – A Dialogue Between a Member of Parliament and His Servant
Thomas Cooke – Pythagoras
William Mason – Elfrida
Christopher Smart – Poems
George Ballard – Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain Who Have Been Celebrated for their Writing or Skill in the Learned Languages, Arts, and Sciences
George Berkeley – A Miscellany
Thomas Birch – The Life of John Tillotson
Francis Blackburne – A Serious Inquiry into the Use and Importance of External Religion
William Dodd – The Beauties of Shakespeare
Henry Fielding as "Sir Alexander Drawcansir" – The Covent-Garden Journal (periodical)
John Hawkesworth – The Adventurer (periodical)
David Hume – Political Discourses
The Spirit of Love
The Way to Divine Knowledge
Henry St. John – Letters on the Study and Use of History
José Francisco de Isla – Cartas de Juan de la Encina
Diego de Torres Villarroel – Obra`
January 3 – Johannes von Müller Swiss historian (died 1809)
June 13 – Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (died 1840)
November 20 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet and forger of medieval poetry (died 1770)
September 19 – Louis Fuzelier, French dramatist (born 1672)
October 24 – Christian Falster, Danish poet and philologist (born 1690)
November 2 – Johann Albrecht Bengel, German New Testament commentator (born 1687)
November 5 – Carl Andreas Duker, German classical scholar (born 1670)
Péter Apor, Hungarian historian writing in Latin (born 1676)
Li E (厲鶚), Chinese poet (born 1692)
May 14 – Appin Murder in Scotland inspires Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Kidnapped (1886).
September–December – Jovan Šević's migration to Slavo-Serbia inspires Miloš Crnjanski's novel Сеобе (Seobe, "Migrations", 1929).
1752 in literature Wikipedia
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1752.