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1723 in literature

1723
January 21 – Baron d'Holbach, German-born French author, philosopher and encyclopedist (born 1723)
January 21 (or June 21) – Baron d'Holbach, German-born French philosopher and encyclopedist (died 1789)

1719 in literature

1719
May 21 – Sir John Hawkins, English writer and biographer (born 1719)
March 29 – John Hawkins, English writer and biographer (died 1789)

1862 in literature

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May 28 – Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish historical novelist, playwright and poet (died 1862)
February 24 – Bernhard Severin Ingemann, Danish novelist and poet (born 1789)

1849 in literature

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September 1 – Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Irish novelist and literary hostess (died 1849)
June 4 – Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Irish novelist and literary hostess (born 1789)

1853 in literature

1853
November 15 – James Scholefield, English classical scholar (died 1853)
April 4 – James Scholefield, English classicist (born 1789)

1721 in literature

1721
October 19 – Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken, Dutch poet and playwright (born 1721)
August 21 – Lucretia Wilhelmina van Merken, Dutch poet and playwright (died 1789)

1709 in literature

1709
January 23 – John Cleland, English novelist, biographer and translator (born 1709)
John Cleland, controversial English novelist (died 1789)

1867 in literature

1867
December 28 – Catharine Sedgwick, American novelist (died 1867)
July 31 – Catharine Sedgwick, American novelist (born 1789)

1851 in literature

1851
September 15 – James Fenimore Cooper, American novelist (died 1851)
September 14 – James Fenimore Cooper, American historical novelist (born 1789)

January 21

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January 21 – Baron d'Holbach, German-born French author, philosopher and encyclopedist (born 1723) January 21 – William Hill Brown's anonymous sentimental epistolary novel The Power of Sympathy: or, The Triumph of Nature, usually considered the first American novel, is published in Boston.

William Hill Brown

January 21 – William Hill Brown's anonymous sentimental epistolary novel The Power of Sympathy: or, The Triumph of Nature, usually considered the first American novel, is published in Boston.

Epistolary novel

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January 21 – William Hill Brown's anonymous sentimental epistolary novel The Power of Sympathy: or, The Triumph of Nature, usually considered the first American novel, is published in Boston.

The Power of Sympathy

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January 21 – William Hill Brown's anonymous sentimental epistolary novel The Power of Sympathy: or, The Triumph of Nature, usually considered the first American novel, is published in Boston.

Boston

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January 21 – William Hill Brown's anonymous sentimental epistolary novel The Power of Sympathy: or, The Triumph of Nature, usually considered the first American novel, is published in Boston.

February 7

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February 7 – Première of John Philip Kemble's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with himself in the title rôle and his sister Sarah Siddons as Volumnia, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.

John Philip Kemble

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February 7 – Première of John Philip Kemble's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with himself in the title rôle and his sister Sarah Siddons as Volumnia, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.

William Shakespeare

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February 7 – Première of John Philip Kemble's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with himself in the title rôle and his sister Sarah Siddons as Volumnia, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.

Coriolanus

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February 7 – Première of John Philip Kemble's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with himself in the title rôle and his sister Sarah Siddons as Volumnia, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.

Sarah Siddons

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February 7 – Première of John Philip Kemble's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with himself in the title rôle and his sister Sarah Siddons as Volumnia, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.

Volumnia

February 7 – Première of John Philip Kemble's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with himself in the title rôle and his sister Sarah Siddons as Volumnia, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

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February 7 – Première of John Philip Kemble's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus with himself in the title rôle and his sister Sarah Siddons as Volumnia, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London.

Olympe de Gouges

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December – Première of Olympe de Gouges's abolitionist play Zamore et Mirza (written 1784; published 1788) as L'Esclavage des nègres ("Slavery of the negroes"); shut down after three performances.

Abolitionism

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December – Première of Olympe de Gouges's abolitionist play Zamore et Mirza (written 1784; published 1788) as L'Esclavage des nègres ("Slavery of the negroes"); shut down after three performances.

December 28

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December 28 – Catharine Sedgwick, American novelist (died 1867) December 28 – Première of Anton Tomaž Linhart's comedy Županova Micka ("Micka, the Mayor's Daughter", an adaptation of Joseph Richter's Die Feldmühle), the first theatrical work in the Slovene language.

Anton Tomaž Linhart

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December 28 – Première of Anton Tomaž Linhart's comedy Županova Micka ("Micka, the Mayor's Daughter", an adaptation of Joseph Richter's Die Feldmühle), the first theatrical work in the Slovene language.