1545 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1545.
- April 2 – Italian scholar Pietro Bembo, on reading Giovanni Battista Ramusio's Description of Africa, a translation from dictation by Leo Africanus, comments: "I cannot imagine how a man could have so much detailed information about these things".
- Roger Ascham – Toxophilus
- Girolamo Cardano – Ars Magna
- Bernard Etxepare – Linguae Vasconum Primitiae (first book printed in Basque language)
- Sir John Fortescue – De laudibus legum Angliae (written c. 1471)
- Catherine Parr – Prayers or Meditations (first book published by an English queen under her own name)
- Thomas Phaer – The Boke of Chyldren
- See 1545 in poetry
- Unknown date – Heinrich Bünting, German theologian and cartographer (died 1606)
- Probable year of birth – John Gerard (John Gerarde), English botanist and author of herbal (died 1612)
- April 3 – Antonio de Guevara, Spanish chronicler and moralist (born c. 1481)
- April 14 – Sir Thomas Clere, English poet
- July 7 – Pernette Du Guillet, French poet (born c. 1520)
- Crofton Black, "Leo Africanus's "Descrittione dell'Africa" and Its Sixteenth-Century Translations" Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 65 (2002:262-272)
- Robin, Diana Maury; Larsen, Anne R. & Levin, Carole (2007). Encyclopedia of women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England. ABC-CLIO, Inc.