This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1799.
- February 4 – Thomas Kibble Hervey, Scottish-born poet and critic (died 1859)
- March – Dorothea Tieck, German translator (died 1841)
- March 12 – Mary Howitt, English writer, poet and translator (died 1888)
- March 13 – Maria Dorothea Dunckel, Swedish poet, translator and dramatist (died 1878)
- March 20 – Karl August Nicander, Swedish poet (died 1839)
- April 17 – Eliza Acton, English poet and cookery writer (died 1859)
- May 13 – Catherine Gore, English author (died 1861)
- May 20 – Honoré de Balzac, French novelist (died 1850)
- May 23 – Thomas Hood, English poet (died 1845)
- May 26 – Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian dramatist and poet (died 1837)
- October 9 – Louisa Stuart Costello Irish writer on travel and history (died 1870)
- November 29 – Amos Bronson Alcott, American writer, philosopher, and reformer (died 1888)
- December 30 – John Moultrie, English poet and hymnist (died 1874)
- unknown date – Rallou Karatza, Greek Wallachian translator and theatrical promoter (died 1870)
- ^ Courtney, Winifred A. (1982). Young Charles Lamb, 1775-1802. London: Macmillan. p. 240. ISBN 0-333-31534-0. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
- ^ Religious Tract Society (Great Britain); William Jones (1850). The Jubilee Memorial of the Religious Tract Society: Containing a Record of its Origin, Proceedings, and Results, A.D. 1799 to A.D. 1849. The Society. p. 14.
- ^ Antonio Feliciano De Castilho; Shelley M. Bennett (1988). Thomas Stothard: The Mechanisms of Art Patronage in England Circa 1800. University of Missouri Press. p. 75.
- ^ Burt, Daniel S., ed. (2004). The Chronology of American Literature: America's literary achievements from the colonial era to modern times. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-618-16821-7.
- ^ John C. Greene (2011). Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances. Lexington Books. p. 4506. ISBN 978-1-61146-118-3.
- ^ Lewis Leary (1 November 1980). American Literature to 1900. Macmillan International Higher Education. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-349-16418-9.
- ^ James R. Brandon; Samuel L. Leiter; University of Hawaii Press (2002). Kabuki Plays on Stage: Villainy and vengeance, 1773-1799. University of Hawai'i Press. p. 2. ISBN 978-0-8248-2413-6.
- ^ Oscar Wegelin (1968). Early American plays, 1714-1830. Ardent Media. p. 37.
- ^ Karl August Nicander – via Project Runeberg.
- ^ An encyclopedia of British women writers (Rev. and expanded ed.). New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. 1998. p. 1. ISBN 0813525438.
- ^ Little, Iain (1984). Honoré de Balzac, Le père Goriot. Harlow: Longman. p. 5. ISBN 9780582781863.
- ^ "Thomas Hood | British poet". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
- ^ Lichtenberg, Georg (2012). Georg Christoph Lichtenberg : philosophical writings, selected from the Waste books. Albany: State University of New York Press. p. 2. ISBN 9781438441986.
- ^ Louis de Loménie (1857). Beaumarchais and His Times: Sketches of French Society in the Eighteenth Century from Unpublished Documents. Harper. p. 452.
- ^ Davis, John (2006). Naples and Napoleon: southern Italy and the European revolutions (1780-1860. Oxford New York: Oxford University Press. p. 121. ISBN 9780191564529.
- ^ Mueller von Asow; Erich Hermann; Mueller von Asow (1962). Collected Correspondence and Papers. Barrie and Rockliff. p. 67.