1627 in literature
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This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1627.
- January 1 – Menasseh Ben Israel, founder of the first Hebrew printing press in Amsterdam, produces its first publication, a Spanish rite prayer book.
- Francis Bacon (died 1626) – Sylva Sylvarum, or A Natural History and New Atlantis
- Jean-Pierre Camus – Hyacinthe
- George Hakewill – An Apologie or Declaration of the Power and Providence of God
- Marin Mersenne – Traité de l'harmonie universelle
- Honoré d'Urfé (died 1625) – L'Astrée (completed)
- William Davenant – The Cruel Brother
- William Hawkins – Apollo Shroving
- Philip Massinger – The Great Duke of Florence
- Thomas Vincent – Paria (in Latin)
- Michael Drayton – miscellaneous poems, including The Battle of Agincourt, First Steps up Parnassus, and Nymphidia
- Phineas Fletcher – Locustae, vel Pietas Jesuitica (in Latin and English)
- August 8 – Joseph Moxon, English printer and lexicographer (died 1691)
- September 27 – Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, French theologian (died 1704)
- November 29 – John Ray, English naturalist (died 1705)
- Unknown dates
- April 12 (burial) – John Minsheu, English linguist and lexicographer (born 1560)
- April 19 – John Beaumont, English dramatist and poet (born 1583)
- May 24 – Luis de Góngora, Spanish lyric poet (born 1561)
- June 22 – Lawrence Beyerlinck, Flemish theologian and encyclopedist (born 1578)
- June 27 – John Hayward, English historian (born c.1560)
- July 4 (burial) – Thomas Middleton, English dramatist and poet (born 1580)
- September 20 – Jan Gruter, Flemish critic (born 1560)
- September 29 – Johannes Acronius, Dutch theologian (born 1565)
- October – Bernardo de Balbuena, Spanish-born Latin American poet (born 1561)
- December – Henry Condell, English actor, co-compiler of the First Folio (date of birth unknown)
- Marvin J. Heller (26 December 2007). Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book. BRILL. p. 246. ISBN 978-90-474-2392-8.
- Francis Bacon, New Atlantis and The Great Instauration, Jerry Weinberger, ed., (Wheeling, IL: Crofts Classics, 1989), xxv–xxvi, xxxi.
- P. E. McCullough, ‘Hakewill, George (bap. 1578, d. 1649)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Sept 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 accessed 19 July 2009
- Ward, Adolphus William. A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne. London, Macmillan, 1875, Vol. 2, p. 275.