1645 in literature

1645 in literature

The year 1645 in literature involved some significant events.


* With the London theatres closed by the Puritan regime during the English Civil War, closet drama grows in prominence. Henry Burkhead's "Cola's Fury, or Lirenda's Misery" is published in 1645. A tragedy on the 1641 rebellion in Ireland ("Lirenda" is an anagram), Burkhead presents the historical persons involved under pseudonyms: among others, the Duke of Ormonde is "Osiris," and Sir John Borlace in "Berosus."

New books

*Daniello Bartoli - "L'huomo di lettere"
* Hermann Busenbaum - "Medulla theologiae moralis"
* Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury
** - "De Causis Errorum" ("On the Causes of Errors")
** - "De Religione Laici" ("On the Religion of the Laity")
*John Milton
** - "Colasterion"
** - "Tetrachordon"
*Elizabeth Richardson, Baroness Cramond - "A Lady's Legacy to her Daughters"
*Alexander Ross
** - "Medicus Medicatus"
** - "The Philosophical Touchstone"


* John Milton - "Poems of Mr. John Milton, Both English and Latin"
* Edmund Waller - "Poems"


* August 16 - Jean de La Bruyère , essayist (died 1696)


* August 28 - Hugo Grotius, polymath (born 1583)
* August 31 - Francesco Bracciolini, Italian poet (born 1566)
*"date unknown" - William Lithgow, traveller and author, travel writer (born 1582)

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