1558 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1558.
- November 17 – Elizabethan era begins in England: the Catholic Queen Mary dies and is succeeded by her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth.
- Albert V, Duke of Bavaria, sets up a court library in his Munich Residenz, predecessor of the Bavarian State Library.
- Pietro Perna sets up his printing press in Basel.
- John Dee – Propaedeumata Aphoristica
- Ser Giovanni Fiorentino – Il Pecorone
- John Knox – The first blast of the trumpet against the monstruous regiment of women (published anonymously)
- Marguerite de Navarre – Histoires des amans fortunez (edited by Pierre Boaistuau)
- Giambattista della Porta – Magia Naturalis
- Thomas Watson – Holsome and Catholyke Doctryne concerninge the Seven Sacramentes of Chrystes Church
- See 1558 in poetry
- July 11 (baptism) – Robert Greene, English writer (died 1592)
- November 3 – Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (died 1594)
- Probable year – Thomas Lodge, English writer (died 1625)
- January 28 – Jacob Micyllus, German writer (born 1503)
- May 17 – Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (born 1481)
- August 11 – Justus Menius, German Lutheran theologian (born 1499)
- September 5 – Robert Broke, English legal writer (birth date unknown)
- October – Mellin de Saint-Gelais, French poet (born c. 1491)
- Eliot Wilson: "The Last Death of Catholic England". History Today, Vol. 68, No. 1 (January 2018).
- Pinvert, Lucien (1899). Jacques Grévin. Paris: Thorin et Fils.
- Arthur Freeman, Thomas Kyd: Facts and Problems, Oxford, 1967
- Classen, Johannes. Jakob Micyllus, Rektor zu Frankfurt am Main 1524-1533 und 1537-1547, als Schulmann, Dichter und Gelehrter. Frankfurt am Main 1861