Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).
Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- January 21 – Anders Bording (died 1677), Danish poet and journalist
- March 6 – Cyrano de Bergerac (died 1655), French soldier and poet
- Moses Belmonte (died 1647), Spanish polyglot poet and translator
- Bedřich Bridel (died 1680), Czech baroque writer, poet and missionary
- William Chamberlayne (died 1703), English poet, playwright, physician and Royalist soldier
- Morgan Llwyd (died 1659), Welsh Puritan preacher, poet and prose writer
- Shalom Shabazi (died 1720), Jewish poet of Yemen
Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:
- ^ a b c Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
- ^ Lucie-Smith, Edward, Penguin Book of Elizabethan Verse, 1965, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom: Penguin Books
- ^ Preminger, Alex and T. V. F. Brogan, et al. (1993). The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications.