1651 in literature
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This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1651.
- Noah Biggs – Chymiatrophilos, Matæotechnia medicinæ praxeōs, The vanity of the Craft of Physick, or, A new dispensator
- William Bosworth – The Chaste and Lost Lovers
- Roger Boyle, 1st Earl of Orrery – Parthenissa (first section)
- Mary Cary (Rande) – The Little Horn's Doom and Downfall and A New and More Exact Map of the New Jerusalem's Glory
- Marin le Roy de Gomberville – Jeune Alcidiane
- Francisco de Quevedo – Virtud militante contra las cuatro pestes del mundo y cuatro fantasmas de la vida
- Baltasar Gracián – El Criticón (first part)
- Thomas Hobbes – Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil
- John Milton – Defensio pro Populo Anglicano
- Paul Scarron – Roman comique (Comic romance, first part)
- Filip Stanislavov – Abagar (first printed book in modern Bulgarian)
- Anna Weamys – A Continuation of Sir Philip Sydney's Arcadia
- Sir Henry Wotton (posthumous) – Reliquiæ Wottonianæ; or, a collection of lives, letters, poems; with characters of sundry personages: and other incomparable pieces of language and art "By the curious pensil of the ever memorable Sr Henry Wotton Kt, late, provost of Eton Colledg"
- William Cartwright
- The Lady Errant
- The Ordinary
- The Siege, or Love's Convert
- Comedies, Tragi-Comedies, with Other Poems
- Pedro Calderon de la Barca – El alcalde de Zalamea
- Jerónimo de Cáncer – Obras varias
- Francisco López de Zárate – Hercules furente y oeta
- Juan de Matos Fragoso – La defensa de la Fè, y Principe prodigioso
- Thomas Randolph (attributed to) – Hey for Honesty, Down with Knavery (adapted from Aristophanes' Plutus)
- Jerónimo de Cáncer – Vejamen
- Leonard Willan – Astraea, or True Love's Mirror (adapted from Honoré D'Urfé's L'Astrée)
- William Davenant – Gondibert (second impression)
- Francisco de Borja y Aragón – Nápoles recuperada
- Manuel de Salinas y Lizana – La casta Susana, paráfrasis poética de su sagrada historia
- Francisco de Trillo y Figueroa – Neapolisea
- Henry Vaughan – Olor Iscanus (Swan of Usk)
- April 6 – André Dacier, French classicist (died 1722)
- August 6 – François Fénelon, French theologian (died 1715)
- October 24 – Jean de La Chapelle, French dramatist (died 1723)
- November 12 – Juana Inés de la Cruz (Sor Juana), Mexican poet (died 1695)
- January 29 – Diego de Colmenares, Spanish historian (born 1586)
- February 14 – Jean Roberti, Flemish theologian (born 1569)
- April – Elizabeth Richardson, 1st Lady Cramond, English women's writer (born c. 1576)
- October 7 – Jacques Sirmond, French scholar (born 1559)
- December 14 – Pierre Dupuy, French scholar (born 1582)
- December 22 – Arnold Johan Messenius, Swedish royal historiographer (born 1607/1608)
- Unknown dates
- Plant, David. "Biography of Christopher Love". bcw-project.org. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- Margaret J. M. Ezell (14 September 2017). The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645-1714. Oxford University Press. p. 81. ISBN 978-0-19-818311-2.
- Library of Universal Knowledge. American Book Exchange. 1879. p. 848.
- Joseph Timothy Haydn (1870). Haydn's Universal Index of Biography from the Creation to the Present Time. Moxon. p. 473.
- Oskar Garstein (1992). Rome and the Counter-Reformation in Scandinavia: The Age of Gustavus Adolphus and Queen Christina of Sweden, 1622-1656. BRILL. p. 285. ISBN 90-04-09395-8.