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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1825.
- February 19 – Franz Grillparzer's König Ottokars Glück und Ende (The Fortune and Fall of King Ottokar, published 1823) is first performed, at the Burgtheater in Vienna, after Caroline Augusta, Empress of Austria, urges her husband Francis I of Austria to lift the censorship restrictions on it.
- April – Charles Lamb retires from his clerical post with the East India Company in London on superannuation.
- May 6–June 15 – The two youngest Brontë sisters, Maria and Elizabeth, die at home at Haworth Parsonage aged 11 and 9, of consumption they have contracted at Cowan Bridge School.
- May 6 – French bibliophile, translator, lawyer and politician Henri Boulard (born 1754) dies, leaving a library of over half a million books, one of the greatest private book collections in history.
- The first publication of Samuel Pepys' Diary (1660–1669) appears, edited by Lord Braybrooke from a transcription by Rev. John Smith.
- Maria Hack –English Stories. Third Series, Reformation under the Tudor Princes
- January 11 – Bayard Taylor, American poet (died 1878)
- February 13 – Julia C. R. Dorr, American author (died 1913)
- February 18 – Mór Jókai, Hungarian novelist and dramatist (died 1904)
- March 3 – Annie Keary, English novelist, poet and children's writer (died 1879)
- March 16 – Lucy Virginia French, American author (died 1881)
- April 3 – William Billington, English poet and publican (died 1884)
- April 20 – Emma Jane Guyton (Worboise), English novelist and magazine editor (died 1887)
- April 24 – R. M. Ballantyne, Scottish writer of juvenile fiction (died 1894)
- May 21 – Nancy H. Adsit, American art writer, lecturer, educator (died 1902)
- June 7 – R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (died 1900)
- June 14 – Mary Elizabeth Beauchamp, English-born American author and educator (died 1903)
- July 2 – Richard Henry Stoddard, American critic and poet (died 1903)
- July 13 – Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren, American writer, translator, and anti-suffragist (died 1889)
- October 19 – Jeanette Granberg, Swedish playwright and translator (died 1857)
- October 23 – Walter Gregor, Scottish folklorist, linguist and pastor (died 1897)
- Unknown date – Annie French Hector (pseudonym Mrs Alexander), Irish-born novelist (died 1902)
- March 9 – Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet, essayist and children's author (born 1743)
- April 23 – Maler Müller, German poet, dramatist and painter (born 1749)
- June 4 – Morris Birkbeck, American writer and social reformer (born 1764)
- June 11 – Helen Craik, Scottish novelist and poet (born c. 1751)
- August 10 – Joseph Harris (Gomer), Welsh poet and journalist (born 1773)
- November 7 – Charlotte Dacre, English poet and Gothic novelist (born c. 1772)
- November 25 – Desfontaines-Lavallée, French novelist and dramatist (born 1733)
- December 5 – Mary Whateley (Mary Darwall), English poet (born 1738)
- Unknown dates
- Huang Peilie (黄丕烈), Chinese bibliophile (born 1763)
- Shen Fu (沈復), Chinese novelist and chronicler (born 1763)