1539 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1539.


  • April – Printing of the Great Bible (The Byble in Englyshe) is completed and it is distributed to churches in England.[1] Prepared by Myles Coverdale, it contains much material from the Tyndale Bible (unacknowledged as this version is officially considered heretical).
  • Unknown dates

New books[edit]






  1. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 145–148. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Patrick (1974). The Shell Book of Firsts. London: Ebury Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-7181-1279-2. 
  3. ^ "The Press in Colonial America" (PDF). A Publisher’s History of American Magazines — Background and Beginnings. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  4. ^ (in Dutch) Some biographical information
  5. ^ St. Anthony Mary's biography and his writings page on the Barnabite Fathers' North American website