1554 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1554.
- January 25 – Missionary, writer and poet José de Anchieta is one of the founders of the city of São Paulo, Brazil.
- Publication of Menno Simons' Uytgangh ofte bekeeringhe begins the Dutch Golden Age of literature.
- Matteo Bandello
- Prima Parte
- Edmund Bonner – Profitable and Necessary Doctryne
- Charles Estienne – Praedium Rusticum
- Johannes Magnus – Historia de omnibus gothorum sueonumque regibus (History of all Kings of Goths and Swedes)
- Tepetlaoztoc Codex
- Lazarillo de Tormes (anonymous)
- Adrianus Turnebus's edition of Corpus Hermeticum
- Approximate year:
- Título de Totonicapán (anonymous K'iche' language document)
- Anacreontea (Greek poems of 1st century BC – 6th century AD, published for first time by Henri Estienne)
- October 20 – Bálint Balassi, Hungarian poet (died 1594)
- November 11 – Luis de la Puente, Spanish theologian (died 1624)
- November 30 – Sir Philip Sidney, English soldier and poet (died 1586)
- Unknown date – Anrakuan Sakuden, Japanese poet (died 1642)
- Probable year of birth – Sir Walter Raleigh, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer (died 1618)
- January 16 – Christiern Pedersen, Danish scholar, writer and printer (born c. 1480)
- April 23 – Gaspara Stampa, Italian poet (born 1523)
- June 24 – Feliciano de Silva, Spanish writer (born c. 1491)
- September 8 – Johann Wild, German Bible commentator (born 1497)
- Lawrence, Rachel (January 2010). Alyse Dar. ed. Brazil (Seventh ed.). Apa Publications GmbH & Co. / Discovery Channel. pp. 183.