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The year 1690 in literature involved some significant events.

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Events

  • Colley Cibber becomes an actor with the Drury Lane company.
  • On December 10, playwright Henry Nevil Payne is tortured for his role in the "Montgomery Plot" to restore James II to the throne — the last time a political prisoner is subjected to torture in Britain.

New books

New drama

Poetry

  • John Dryden - Amphitryon, or the Two Sosias
    • Don Sebastian

Births

  • February 3 - Richard Rawlinson, collector of manuscripts and curiosities (died 1755)
  • September 12 - Peter Dens, Belgian Catholic theologian (died 1775)

Deaths

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