1531 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1531.
- Publication of the first emblem book, the Emblemata (Viri Clarissimi D. Andreae Alciati Iurisconsultiss. Mediol. Ad D. Chonradum Peutingerum Augustanum, Iurisconsultum Emblematum Liber), an unauthorized issue by the printer Heinrich Steyner in Augsburg (Bavaria) of Italian jurist Andrea Alciato's privately circulated Latin verses accompanied by woodcuts.
- Petrarch's poetry Trionfi ("Triumphs") is first translated into French as Les Triomphes.
- Henry Cornelius Agrippa – De occulta philosophia libri tres, Book One
- Andrea Alciato – Emblemata
- Sir Thomas Elyot – The Boke Named the Governour (the first English work concerning moral philosophy)
- Niccolò Machiavelli (posthumous) – Discourses on Livy
- Paracelsus – Opus Paramirum (written in St. Gallen)
- Michael Servetus – De trinitatis erroribus (On the Errors of the Trinity)
- William Turner – A new herball, wherin are conteyned the names of herbes... (completed in 1568)
- Marguerite de Navarre – Le Miroir de l'ame Pecheresse
- Approximate date – John Skelton – Colin Clout
- June 1 – János Zsámboky, Hungarian humanist scholar (died 1584)
- October 7 – Scipione Ammirato, Italian historian (died 1601)
- November 29 – Johannes Letzner, German historian (died 1613)
- Unknown date
- October 11 – Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss theologian (born 1484; killed in Second War of Kappel)
- Approximate year
- Fernan Perez de Oliva, Spanish linguist (born c. 1492)
- "1531". La vie de Louise Labé. Archived from the original on 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
- Magnusson, Magnus, ed. (1990). Chambers Biographical Dictionary (5th ed.). Cambridge University Press; W. & R. Chambers. ISBN 0-550-16040-X.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.