1551 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1551.
- Juan de Betanzos begins to write his "Narrative of the Incas".
- An edition of the Book of Common Prayer printed by Humphrey Powell, de facto King's Printer in Dublin, becomes the first book printed in Ireland.
- The first English language translation of Thomas More's Utopia (first published in Latin 1516), made by Ralph Robinson, is published in London.
- Bishop Mikael Agricola – Abckiria (second edition)
- John Calvin – De Scandalis
- Bartolomé de las Casas – Historia general de las Indias
- Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski – Commentariorum De Republica emendanda libri quinque (Five Books of Commentaries on the Improvement of Commonwealth)
- Stoglav (Стоглав, Book of One Hundred Chapters), collection of decisions of the Stoglavy Synod that regulated canon law etc. in the Tsardom of Russia, especially everyday life and mores of the clergy.
- Ludovico Ariosto (died 1533) – I suppositi (first publication in verse)
- Marin Držić – Dundo Maroje
- Hans Sachs – Das heiss Eisen
- Georg Wickram – Tobias
- Lorenzo de Sepúlveda – Romances nueuamente sacados de historias antiguas de la crónica de España
- See also 1551 in poetry
- May 2 – William Camden, historian (died 1623)
- Unknown dates
- January 17 – Pedro Mexía, Spanish Humanist philosopher and historian (born 1497)
- May 6 – Johannes Baptista Montanus, Italian medical writer (born 1498)
- May 17 – Shin Saimdang, Korean artist, calligraphist and poet (born 1504)
- Unknown date – Ludovico Pasquali, Dalmatian Italian poet (born c.1500)
- Kollmann, Jack (1978). The Moscow Stoglav ('Hundred Chapters') Church Council of 1551. PhD dissertation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.