1541 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1541.
- Late August – Siege of Buda: Ottoman Bektashi dervish poet Gül Baba, companion of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, believed killed or died during or immediately after the Ottoman relief of Buda.
- Elia Levita's chivalric romance, the Bovo-Bukh, is first printed, the earliest published secular work in Yiddish.
- The Gustav Vasa Bible, the first official translation of the entire Bible into Swedish, Biblia, Thet är All then Helgha Scrifft på Swensko, is published in Upsala.
- The first complete translation of the New Testament into Hungarian, Újszövetség, is the first book printed in Hungary, at Sárvár.
- John Calvin translates his Institutio Christianae religionis into French as L'Institution chrétienne.
- George Buchanan
- Joachim Sterck van Ringelbergh – Lucubrationes vel potius absolutissima kyklopaideia
- Anonymous – The Schole House of Women
- Francesco Berni (died 1535) – Orlando innamorato
- Jacques Pelletier du Mans – Ars Poetica (translation into French from Latin of Horace)
- April 24 – Celio Calcagnini, Ferraran polymath and Latin poet (born 1479)
- Giovanni Guidiccioni, Italian bishop and poet (born 1480)