1542 in poetry

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Works published[edit]

Great Britain[edit]


  • John Calvin, versifier, with Guillaume Franc's music, Geneva Psalter, a new revised edition, first published 1539 and several subsequent revisions in later years; Franc, cantor and music teacher in Geneva, Switzerland, contributed numerous tunes for this edition including Psalm 6, 8, 19, 22, 24 (also used for 62, 95 and 111), and 38 (see also, The Geneva Psalter 1539, 1543; 1560, an edition with changed melodies was published in 1551), Swiss, French-language work published in Geneva
  • Antoine Héroët, La parfaicte amye, avec plusieurs aultres compositions dudict autheur, Lyon: Etienne Dolet, France[3]


Thomas Wyatt the Elder died this year (Portrait of Sir Thomas Wyatt, by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1535–37)

Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:


Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Magnusson, Magnus, general editor, Chambers Biographical Dictionary, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, and W & R Chambers Ltd, Edinburgh, fifth edition, 1990, ISBN 0-550-16040-X
  2. ^ a b c d Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-05-20. Retrieved 2009-05-20.  bibliography page linked to [1] "Antoine Héroët (1492?-1568)"] web page, retrieved May 17, 2009. Archived 2009-05-20.