1552 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1552.
- June – Sir David Lyndsay's Middle Scots satirical morality play A Satire of the Three Estates first performed publicly in full, at Cupar in Fife.
- Giachem Bifrun produces the first printed book in the Romansh language (Putèr), Christiauna fuorma, a catechism
- Belgrade printing house established.
- Book of Common Prayer (revised)
- Bartolomé de las Casas – A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies
- François Rabelais – Le Quart Livre
- Gerónimo de Santa Fe (posthumously) – Hebræomastix
- Libellus de Medicinalibus Indorum Herbis (Little Book of the Medicinal Herbs of the Indians), composed in Nahuatl by Martín de la Cruz and translated into Latin by Juan Badiano.
- David Lyndsay – A Satire of the Three Estates (first public performance)
- Hans Sachs – Der Bauer im Fegefeuer
- See 1552 in poetry
- February 8 – Agrippa d'Aubigné, French Protestant poet (died 1630)
- Unknown date – Jean Bertaut, French poet (died 1612)
- Probable year of birth
- June 10 – Alexander Barclay, probably Scottish-born English writer, cleric and translator (born c. 1476)
- October 17 – Andreas Osiander, German theologian (born 1498)
- December 11 – Paolo Giovio, Italian historian and biographer (born 1483)
- December 30 – Francisco de Enzinas, Spanish-born Netherlandish scholar and humanist (born c. 1518)