This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1767.
- January 29 – Former watchmaker and entrepreneur Pierre Beaumarchais has his first full-length drama, Eugénie, premièred at the Comédie-Française. Revised in two days, it establishes his reputation in this field.
- February – King George III of Great Britain requests an introduction to Samuel Johnson from his librarian, Frederick Augusta Barnard. They meet in the library of the Queen's House.
- April 24 – First professional performance of a play by an American, The Prince of Parthia by Thomas Godfrey (died 1763), at the new Southwark Theatre in Philadelphia with Lewis Hallam Jr. in a leading rôle.
- December 7 – John Street Theatre (Manhattan), the first permanent theater in New York City, is opened by David Douglass with a performance of The Beaux' Stratagem.
- Construction of Teatro Real Coliseo de Carlos III de Aranjuez, the first enclosed theatre in Spain, begins.
- Richard Price's volume of sermons, Four Dissertations, is published by Andrew Millar and Thomas Cadell in London, and he joins the "Bowood circle", a group of liberal intellectuals around William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, at Bowood House in Wiltshire (England) and corresponds with Benjamin Franklin.
- Publication of the Epistles and Book of Revelation in Manx as Sceeuyn Paul yn Ostyl gys ny Romanee completes the first translation of the New Testament into that language.
- January 1 – Maria Edgeworth, Anglo-Irish novelist (died 1849)
- February 4 – Andrew Marschalk, American printer (died 1838)
- February 6 – Saul Ascher, German political writer and translator (died 1822)
- March 1 – Alexander Balfour, Scottish novelist, short-story writer and poet (died 1829)
- April 9 – Joseph Fiévée, French journalist, essayist, novelist and dramatist (died 1839)
- April 24 – Dorothy Ripley, English missionary and reformist writer (died 1832)
- September 6 – Thomas Bayly Howell, English legal writer (died 1815)
- September 8 – August Wilhelm Schlegel, German poet and translator (died 1845)
- September 10 – Melchiorre Gioia, Italian philosophical writer (died 1829)
- October 25 – Benjamin Constant, Swiss-French novelist (died 1830)
- November 26 (bapt.) – Elizabeth Bentley, English poet (died 1839)
- December 8 – Antoine Fabre d'Olivet, French poet and composer (died 1825)
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- ^ The Oxford Companion to American Theatre.
- ^ The Oxford Companion to the Theatre (4th ed.).
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- ^ Wood, G. W. (1896). "An Account of the Translation and Editions of the Holy Scriptures in the Manx Language". The Manx Church Magazine. 6.
- ^ Nichols, John. Literary Anecdotes vol. 277.
- ^ This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton..