1614 in literature
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This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1614.
- January-June – In the first six months of the year, no London theatres operate on the South Bank of the Thames, causing a severe decline in demand for the watermen's taxi service. The watermen respond by proposing to limit the locations of the theaters around London, much to the actors' displeasure. John Taylor the Water Poet describes the controversy in his The True Cause of the Watermen's Suit Concerning Players.
- January 25 – The Lady Elizabeth's Men perform the formerly controversial Eastward Ho at Court.
- April – Sir Francis Bacon's dual role as Member of Parliament and Attorney General is objected to by the Parliament of England.
- May 24 – Lope de Vega becomes a priest.
- June 30 – Rebuilding of the Globe Theatre is complete.
- August 15 – Pietro Della Valle lands in Constantinople, after leaving Venice to begin his travels.
- October 31 – The first performance of Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair is given at Philip Henslowe's newly-opened Hope Theatre in London.
- November 1 – The Lady Elizabeth's Men perform Bartholomew Fair at Court, the day after its première.
- unknown dates
- Johannes Althusius – Politica Methodice Digesta
- Johannes Valentinus Andreae – Fama fraternitatis Roseae Crucis oder Die Bruderschaft des Ordens der Rosenkreuzer (at Kassel)
- Christoph Besold – Signatura temporum
- New edition of the King James Version of the Bible (in an easily read Roman typeface)
- "Alonso Fernández de Avellaneda" – Second Part of Don Quixote (spurious)
- Alonso Jerónimo de Salas Barbadillo – El Cavallero puntual
- Lope de Vega – Pastores de Belen: prosas y versos divinos
- Heinrich Doergangk – Institutiones in linguam hispanicam, admodum faciles, quales antehac nunquam visae
- Michael Maier – Arcana arcanissima
- Samuel Purchas – Purchas, his Pilgrimage; or, Relations of the World and the Religions observed in all Ages
- Anonymous – The Masque of Flowers
- Samuel Daniel – Hymen's Triumph
- Lope de Vega
- Amor secreto hasta celos
- Fuenteovejuna (approximate date)
- John Fletcher and William Shakespeare – The Two Noble Kinsmen
- Ben Jonson – Bartholomew Fair, first performance on 31 October
- Johannes Messenius – Blanckamäreta
- Anthony Munday – Himatia-Poleos
- Robert Tailor – The Hog Hath Lost His Pearl published
- William Browne – The Shepherd's Pipe
- Miguel de Cervantes – Viaje del Parnaso
- Lope de Vega – Rimas sacras
- October 12 – Henry More, English philosopher (died 1687)
- Unknown date – Hallgrímur Pétursson, Icelandic poet (died 1674)
- Probable year of birth – John Lilburne, English political writer and Leveller (died 1657)
- January 2 – Luisa Carvajal y Mendoza, Spanish poet and author (born 1556)
- March 29 – Joshua Falk, Polish Hebrew scholar (born 1555)
- April 3 – John Spenser, English classicist and cleric (born 1559)
- June 17 – William Bathe, Irish writer and priest (born 1564)
- July 1 – Isaac Casaubon, Genevan classicist and church historian (born 1559)
- July 15 – Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme, French historian and biographer (born c. 1540)
- Unknown dates
- Ben Jonson (1967). The Works of Ben Jonson: An historical survey of the text. Clarendon Press. p. 193.
- Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. .
- William Shakespeare; John Fletcher (1999). King Henry VIII, Or, All is True. Oxford University Press. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-19-813001-7.
- Eric Dursteler (2006). Venetians in Constantinople: Nation, Identity, and Coexistence in the Early Modern Mediterranean. JHU Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-8018-8324-8.
- Paola Pugliatti; Alessandro Serpieri (2008). English Renaissance Scenes: From Canon to Margins. Peter Lang. p. 59. ISBN 978-3-03911-079-7.
- Curtis Guild (1877). Abroad Again, Or, A Fresh Foray in Foreign Lands. Lee and Shepard. p. 62.
- Clark, Sandra (2007). Renaissance Drama. Cambridge, England: Polity. p. 12. ISBN 0-7456-3311-0.
- Richard Hooker (1844). The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: With an Account of His Life and Death. D. Appleton. p. 104.
- "Isaac Casaubon | French scholar". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 8 April 2019.