1537 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1537.
- December 28 – The Ordonnance de Montpellier initiates a legal deposit system for books in the Kingdom of France.
- date unknown
- Construction of the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice to the design of Jacopo Sansovino begins, continuing to 1560.
- Paracelsus starts to write Astronomia Magna or the whole Philosophia Sagax of the Great and Little World.
- The Institution of the Christian Man (also called The Bishops' Book), is written by a committee of 46 divines and bishops headed by Thomas Cranmer. The purpose of the work, along with the Ten Articles of the previous year, is to implement the reforms of Henry VIII in separating from the Roman Catholic Church and reforming the Ecclesia Anglicana. "The work was a noble endeavor on the part of the bishops to promote unity, and to instruct the people in Church doctrine."
- English scholar John Twyne publishes an edition of the late-medieval encyclopedic verse dialogue Sidrak and Bokkus, The history of kyng Boccus, Sydracke... translatyd by Hugo of Caumpeden, out of frenche into Englysshe.
- Francesco Guicciardini – La Historia d'Italia (History of Italy, to 1540)
- Martin Luther – Die Lügend von S. Johanne Chrysostomo
- John Rogers – Matthew Bible
- Unknown dates
- Probable year – Bernardino de Escalante, Spanish priest, geographer and writer (died after 1605)
- May 10 – Andrzej Krzycki, Polish archbishop, humanist writer of Latin prose and Polish poetry (born 1482)
- September 24 – Jean Ruel, French physician and botanical writer (born 1474)
- Unknown date – Abdul Quddus Gangohi, Indian Sufi poet (born 1456)
- Blunt, J. (1869). The Reformation of the Church of England – its history, principles and results (A.D. 1514–1547). London; Oxford; Cambridge: Rivingtons. pp. 444–445.
- Daniell, David (2003) The Bible in English: history and influence. New Haven and London: Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-09930-4, p. 448
- Robin, Diana Maury; Larsen, Anne R.; Levin, Carole (2007). Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England. ABC-CLIO. p. 221. ISBN 9781851097722.
- Émile Legouis, A History of English Literature, vol. 1 (London: Dent, 1926), p. 156.
- Satish Saberwal, Mushirul Hasan. Assertive religious identities: India and Europe. Manohar 2006. ISBN 81-7304-673-5, ISBN 978-81-7304-673-5