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Top years in literature: 1560s

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1568 in literature 19
2 1565 in literature 17
3 1561 in literature 16
4 1564 in literature - - Birth of William Shakespeare dramatist and poet (d.1616); Christopher Marlowe, dramatist and poet (d. 1593) 16
5 1569 in literature - La Araucana, part 1 - Joan Perez de Lazarraga 15
6 1566 in literature 14
7 1560 in literature - Geneva Bible (first full edition) 13
8 1567 in literature 12
9 1562 in literature - Arthur Brooke - The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet 7
10 1563 in literature - Foxe's Book of Martyrs - John Foxe 7
11 1547 in literature - Birth of Miguel de Cervantes (d.1616) < 5
12 1520s in literature - Baltissare Castiglione - The Book of the Courtier < 5
13 1550s in literature - The Elizabethan version of the Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England, which remained in use until the mid-17th century and was the first English Prayer Book in America. < 5
14 1500s in literature - Marko Marulić - Judita; Erasmus - In Praise of Folly < 5
15 1540s in literature - Nicolaus Copernicus - De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolution of the Heavenly Spheres) < 5
16 1530s in literature - Niccolò Machiavelli - The Prince; François Rabelais - Pantagruel; Luther Bible translation by Martin Luther < 5
17 1510s in literature - Thomas More - Utopia < 5

Top years in literature: 1570s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1571 in literature 21
2 1578 in literature 15
3 1576 in literature 12
4 1573 in literature 10
5 1574 in literature 10
6 1579 in literature 10
7 1572 in literature 10
8 1570 in literature Abraham Ortelius - Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (the first modern atlas) 9
9 1575 in literature 8
10 1577 in literature 7

Top years in literature: 1580s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1582 in literature - Divers Voyages - Richard Hakluyt 15
2 1584 in literature - Campaspe, Sapho and Phao - John Lyly 13
3 1585 in literature - La Galatea - Miguel de Cervantes 12
4 1586 in literature - Historie of the Reformatioun of Religioun within the Realms of Scotland - John Knox 12
5 1588 in literature - The Battle of Alcazar (date first performed) - George Peele 11
6 1589 in literature - The Passionate Shepherd to His Love - Christopher Marlowe 11
7 1587 in literature - A discourse of the subtill practises of deuilles by witches and sorcerers - George Gifford 11
8 1581 in literature - Second Book of Discipline 10
9 1580 in literature - Os Lusíadas - Luís Vaz de Camões 9
10 1583 in literature - The Anatomy of Abuses - Philip Stubbes 7

Top years in literature: 1590s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1599 in literature - William Shakespeare - Henry V, 23
2 1593 in literature - Death of Christopher Marlowe, dramatist and poet (born 1564) 22
3 1591 in literature 20
4 1595 in literature - William Shakespeare - Richard II, Romeo and Juliet 13
5 1598 in literature - William Shakespeare - Henry IV, Part 1 and Love's Labor's Lost published 12
6 1597 in literature - Francis Bacon Essays 11
7 1594 in literature - The Unfortunate Traveller, Thomas Nashe 9
8 1590 in literature - Christopher Marlowe - Tamburlaine (both parts published); Edmund Spenser - The Faerie Queene, Books 1-3; Sir Philip Sidney - Arcadia 7
9 1592 in literature 7
10 1596 in literature - Edmund Spenser - The Faerie Queene, Books 4-6 6

Top years in literature: 1600s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1600 in literature - William Shakespeare - Henry IV, Part 2, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Much Ado About Nothing published 46
2 1607 in literature 33
3 1602 in literature 29
4 1609 in literature 29
5 1601 in literature - William Shakespeare - Twelfth Night 22
6 1605 in literature - King Lear - William Shakespeare; Don Quixote de la Mancha (Part 1) Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 21
7 1604 in literature - William Shakespeare - Hamlet 13
8 1608 in literature 13
9 1603 in literature - Measure for Measure - William Shakespeare 12
10 1606 in literature 8

Top years in literature: 1610s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1611 in literature - The Tempest - William Shakespeare 50
2 1610 in literature 44
3 1614 in literature 29
4 1613 in literature - Henry VIII - William Shakespeare 29
5 1612 in literature 28
6 1616 in literature - Death of William Shakespeare, genius, dramatist and poet (b. 1564), Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer (b.1547) 23
7 1615 in literature - Don Quixote de la Mancha (Part 2) - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra 23
8 1617 in literature 21
9 1619 in literature 14
10 1618 in literature 10

Top years in literature: 1620s

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1621 in literature 41
2 1626 in literature 25
3 1627 in literature 18
4 1625 in literature 14
5 1629 in literature 13
6 1623 in literature 13
7 1622 in literature - Birth of Molière (d. 1673) 12
8 1624 in literature 11
9 1628 in literature 10
10 1620 in literature - Novum OrganumFrancis Bacon 9

Top years in literature: 1630s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1639 in literature - Birth of Jean Racine 23
2 1632 in literature 20
3 1630 in literature 16
4 1634 in literature 16
5 1635 in literature 15
6 1636 in literature - the Annals of the Four Masters are completed 14
7 1631 in literature 12
8 1638 in literature 12
9 1633 in literature 10
10 1637 in literature 10

Top years in literature: 1640s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1647 in literature 23
2 1640 in literature - René Descartes completes Meditations on First Philosophy: "I think therefore I am" 14
3 1641 in literature 14
4 1642 in literature 13
5 1648 in literature 12
6 1649 in literature 12
7 1645 in literature 11
8 1643 in literature 10
9 1644 in literature 9
10 1646 in literature 6

Top years in literature: 1650s

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1658 in literature 34
2 1652 in literature 30
3 1659 in literature 26
4 1653 in literature 24
5 1656 in literature 18
6 1650 in literature Death of René Descartes, philosopher (born 1596) 16
7 1651 in literature 16
8 1654 in literature 15
9 1657 in literature 15
10 1655 in literature 13

Top years in literature: 1660s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1667 in literature - John Milton's Paradise Lost 54
2 1668 in literature - Birth of Alain-René Lesage 31
3 1669 in literature - Jean Racine's Britannicus 24
4 1666 in literature - Gottfried Leibniz's De Arte Combinatoria ('On the Art of Combination') 19
5 1662 in literature - Molière's L'école des femmes 19
6 1660 in literature - Samuel Pepys opens his diary 18
7 1661 in literature 16
8 1664 in literature - Molière's Tartuffe 14
9 1665 in literature - Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society begins publication 11
10 1663 in literature 11

Top years in literature: 1670s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1679 in literature 24
2 1676 in literature 23
3 1671 in literature - Samson Agonistes - John Milton 18
4 1670 in literature - Le Bourgeois gentilhomme - Molière 17
5 1674 in literature Nouveaux contes - Jean de la Fontaine 16
6 1678 in literature - The Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan 14
7 1673 in literature - Death of Molière (b. 1622), D'Artagnan, soldier, inspiration for Dumas' character 14
8 1675 in literature 14
9 1672 in literature - Les Femmes Savantes - Molière 13
10 1677 in literature - Phèdre - Jean Racine 11

Top years in literature: 1680s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1681 in literature 14
2 1689 in literature 11
3 1680 in literature 11
4 1682 in literature 10
5 1683 in literature 10
6 1687 in literature - Isaac Newton, Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica; John Dryden The Hind and the Panther 9
7 1688 in literature - Aphra Behn, Oroonoko 9
8 1686 in literature 9
9 1685 in literature 8
10 1684 in literature 7

Top years in literature: 1690s

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 1697 in literature 28
2 1693 in literature 20
3 1692 in literature 19
4 1694 in literature - Feb 20th, birth of Voltaire 18
5 1690 in literature 15
6 1695 in literature 15
7 1699 in literature -Death of Jean Racine 9
8 1696 in literature 9
9 1698 in literature 9
10 1691 in literature - Athalie - Jean Racine 9

Top years in literature: 1700s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1709 in literature - Ode à Sainte-Geneviève - Voltaire's first published work 32
2 1700 in literature 27
3 1703 in literature - The Storm - Daniel Defoe (released 1704) 20
4 1704 in literature - A Tale of a Tub - Jonathan Swift 12
5 1701 in literature 12
6 1705 in literature - Nouveaux essais sur l'entendement humain ("New Essays on Human Understanding") - Gottfried Leibniz 10
7 1706 in literature 9
8 1702 in literature 8
9 1707 in literature 8
10 1708 in literature 5

Top years in literature: 1710s

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Oct 21 2010
1 1711 in literature - The Spectator is founded by Addison and Steele 18
2 1715 in literature - Nicholas Rowe becomes Poet Laureate of Great Britain 18
3 1716 in literature 15
4 1718 in literature - Oedipe - Voltaire's first play 13
5 1710 in literature - Colley Cibber becomes manager of Drury Lane 13
6 1717 in literature 10
7 1712 in literature - Alexander Pope,
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