1643 in literature

1643 in literature

The year 1643 in literature involved some significant events.


*Having had his philosophy condemned by the University of Utrecht, René Descartes begins his long correspondence with Princess Elizabeth of Bohemia.
*The medieval Icelandic manuscript Codex Regius comes to light, in the possession of Brynjólfur Sveinsson.
*Miyamoto Musashi begins dictating "The Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho)".
*Francis Bacon's "The New Atlantis" and Tommaso Campanella's "Civitas Solis", "The City of the Sun", are published together in a volume titled "Mundus Alter et Idem" — the first time, though not the last, that the two works will be bound together.
*Parliament issues the Licensing Order of 1643 to control the press — the action John Milton protests in his "Areopagitica" of the following year.

New books

*Sir Thomas Browne - "Religio Medici" (the 1st "authorized" edition, after 2 unauthorized in the previous year)
*Sir Kenelm Digby - "Observations Upon Religio Medici"
*John Milton - "Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce"
*Roger Williams - "A Key into the Language of America"

New drama

*Pierre Corneille - "Le Menteur"
*Sir William Davenant - "The Unfortunate Lovers" published


* Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant - "Albion"


*March 26 - Louis Moréri, encyclopaedist (died 1680)
*September 18 - Bishop Gilbert Burnet, historian (died 1715)
*November 1 - John Strype, historian and biographer (died 1737)
*November 16 - Sir John Chardin, travel writer (died 1713)


*April 4 - Simon Episcopius, theologian (born 1583)
*November 29 - William Cartwright, dramatist (born 1611)
*"date unknown"
**Abraham Azulai, Kabbalistic author (born c. 1570)
**Sidney Godolphin, poet (born 1610)
**Mícheál Ó Cléirigh, Irish chronicler (born c. 1590)
**Pedro de Oña, first known Chilean poet (born 1570)

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