1759 in literature

1759
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1759.wikipedia
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1838 in literature

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March 5 – John Jamieson, Scottish lexicographer (died 1838)
July 12 – John Jamieson, Scottish lexicographer (born 1759)

1796 in literature

1796
January 25 – Robert Burns, Scottish poet writing in Braid Scots and English (died 1796)
July 21 – Robert Burns, Scottish poet (born 1759)

1827 in literature

1827
June 17 – Helen Maria Williams, English novelist, poet and translator from French (died 1827)
July 22 – Ludwig Heinrich von Jakob, German economist (born 1759)

1857 in literature

1857
May 4 (baptism) – Isabella Kelly, Scottish novelist and poet (died 1857)
June 25 – Isabella Kelly, Scottish novelist and poet (born 1759)

1843 in literature

1843
October 13 – Mary Hays, English writer and advocate of women's rights (died 1843)
February 22 – Mary Hays, English feminist writer (born 1759)

1805 in literature

1805
November 10 – Friedrich Schiller, German poet and dramatist (died 1805)
May 9 – Friedrich Schiller, German playwright (born 1759)

1797 in literature

1797
April 27 – Mary Wollstonecraft, English political writer and advocate of women's rights (died 1797)
September 10 – Mary Wollstonecraft, English philosopher (born 1759)

1721 in literature

1721
June 12 – William Collins, English poet (born 1721)
December 25 – William Collins, English poet (died 1759)

1680 in literature

1680
October 7 – Joseph Ames, English bibliographer and antiquary (born 1680)
January 23 – Joseph Ames, English author (died 1759)

1693 in literature

1693
June 26 – Arthur Young, English religious writer and cleric (born 1693)
Arthur Young, English religious writer and cleric (1759)

1700 in literature

1700
July 29 – Kata Bethlen, Hungarian memoirist and correspondent (born 1700)
November 25 – Kata Bethlen, Hungarian memoirist and correspondent (died 1759)

Voltaire

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By January 15 – Voltaire's satirical novel Candide, ou l'Optimisme is published simultaneously in five countries.

Satire

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By January 15 – Voltaire's satirical novel Candide, ou l'Optimisme is published simultaneously in five countries.

Candide

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By January 15 – Voltaire's satirical novel Candide, ou l'Optimisme is published simultaneously in five countries.

January 15

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January 15 – The British Museum opens in London.

British Museum

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January 15 – The British Museum opens in London.

August 12

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August 12 – Battle of Kunersdorf (Seven Years' War): the German poet Major Ewald Christian von Kleist is fatally injured.

Battle of Kunersdorf

Kunersdorf
August 12 – Battle of Kunersdorf (Seven Years' War): the German poet Major Ewald Christian von Kleist is fatally injured.

Seven Years' War

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August 12 – Battle of Kunersdorf (Seven Years' War): the German poet Major Ewald Christian von Kleist is fatally injured.

Ewald Christian von Kleist

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August 12 – Battle of Kunersdorf (Seven Years' War): the German poet Major Ewald Christian von Kleist is fatally injured.

Laurence Sterne

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December – Laurence Sterne has the first two volumes of his comic metafictional novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman printed in York, in the shop owned by Ann Ward.

Metafiction

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December – Laurence Sterne has the first two volumes of his comic metafictional novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman printed in York, in the shop owned by Ann Ward.

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Tristram ShandyShandeanLawrence Sterne's novel
December – Laurence Sterne has the first two volumes of his comic metafictional novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman printed in York, in the shop owned by Ann Ward.

York

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December – Laurence Sterne has the first two volumes of his comic metafictional novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman printed in York, in the shop owned by Ann Ward.

Denis Diderot

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Denis Diderot's Encyclopédie is temporarily suppressed by the French government.