1521 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1521.
- June 29 or 30 – Neacșu's letter: oldest surviving dateable document written primarily in the Romanian language (in the Romanian Cyrillic alphabet).
- August 13 – Marko Marulić's poem Judita ("Judith", written 1501), a landmark in Croatian literature, is printed in Venice by Guglielmo da Fontaneto.
- Codex Ňuu Tnoo - Ndisi Nuu
- Jacopo Berengario da Carpi – Commentaria cum amplissimus additionibus super anatomiam Mundini (published in Bologna), containing the first printed anatomical illustrations taken from nature
- Goražde Psalter
- Henry VIII of England – Defence of the Seven Sacraments (Assertio Septem Sacramentorum)
- Niccolò Machiavelli – The Art of War (Dell'arte della guerra)
- Piri Reis – Kitab-ı Bahriye
- Alexander Barclay – The Boke of Codrus and Mynalcas, the author's "Fourth Eclog"
- Henry Bradshaw – The Life of St. Werburgh
- Andrew Chertsey, The Passyon of Oure Lorde, translated from French with additional verses inserted and introductory poem by Robert Copland (published in London by Wynkyn de Worde)
- Christmas Carols, including "A caroll of huntynge" and "A carol bringyng in the bores heed"
- Robert Copland – Introductory verse to The Myrrour & the Chyrche (published in London by Wynkyn de Worde)
- Approximate dates
- Approximate years
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.
- "Chadwyck-Healey English Poetry Database – Tudor Poetry, 1500-1603". Academic Text Service (ATS). Stanford University Library. Archived from the original on 2009-09-11. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- Reprinted in Skelton's Certain Books (1545).