1650 in literature

1650 in literature

The year 1650 in literature involved some significant events.

Events

  • Blaise Pascal's poor health forces him to retire from the study of mathematics.
  • Parliament appoints a commission for the propagation and preaching of the gospel in Wales, advised by Vavasor Powell.
  • Despite the official prohibition against stage plays, theatrical manager and promoter William Beeston finances repairs to the Cockpit Theatre and attempts to assemble and train a company of young actors. His effort is unsuccessful.
  • Plagiarist Robert Baron publishes his Pocula Castalia, stealing mainly from the minor poems of John Milton issued in 1645.

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