1617 in literature

This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1617.

List of years in literature (table)


  • March 4Shrovetide riot of the London apprentices damages the Cockpit Theatre.[1] Impresario Christopher Beeston rebuilds it, and christens it the Phoenix for its rebirth, perhaps to designs by Inigo Jones.
  • The collected works of John Calvin are published posthumously in Geneva.[2]
  • Martin Opitz founds the Fruitbearing Society (Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft) at Weimar.
  • Alchemisthermeticist Robert Fludd begins the publication of his life's work, the Utriusque Cosmi...Historia, which in future years proliferates through multiple published Volumes, Tractates, Sections, and Portions, only to remain incomplete at the time of Fludd's death two decades later.
  • Two pseudonymous publications in the Joseph Swetnam anti-feminist controversy appear in 1617: Esther Hath Hang'd Haman by "Esther Sowernam", and The Worming of a Mad Dog by "Constantia Munda". Only Rachel Speght publishes her response to Swetnam, A Muzzle for Melastomus, under her own name.

New booksEdit






  1. ^ Jane Shuter (12 February 2015). Shakespeare and the Theatre. Raintree. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-4062-7336-6.
  2. ^ Benedetto; Guder; Mckim (3 November 1999). Historical Dictionary of the Reformed Churches. Scarecrow Press. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-8108-6629-4.
  3. ^ The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the Constitution, Doctrine, Discipline, and History of the Catholic Church. Encyclopedia Press, Incorporated. 1913. p. 120.
  4. ^ Michael Thöndl (5 August 2015). Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft: Meilensteine, Methodik und Arbeitsweisen in der Politischen Theorie und Ideengeschichte (in German). Böhlau Verlag Wien. p. 55. ISBN 978-3-205-78898-0.
  5. ^ Williams, Barrie (2004). "Perry , Henry (1560/61–1617)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 March 2009.