1559 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1559.
- Publication of the Elizabethan version of the Book of Common Prayer.
- Pope Paul IV promulgates the Pauline Index, an early version of the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.
- Jacques Amyot (translator)
- Joachim du Bellay – Discours au roi
- Realdo Colombo – De Re Anatomica
- Jorge de Montemayor – Diana
- Die Magdeburger Centurien (Magdeburg Centuries, first three volumes, publication continues up to 1574)
- See 1559 in poetry
- February 18 – Isaac Casaubon, Genevan classicist and church historian (died 1614)
- October – Jacques Sirmond, Jesuit scholar (died 1651)
- December – Lupercio Leonardo de Argensola, dramatist and poet (died 1613)
- Unknown dates
- May 19 – Pierre Doré, theologian (born c. 1500)
- August 15 – Luigi Lippomano, hagiographer (born 1500)
- August 25 – Nicholas Tacitus Zegers, Bible exegete (born c. 1495)
- September 7 – Robert Estienne, printer (born 1503)
- Unknown date – Steven Mierdman, printer (born c. 1510)
- Probable year of death – Sebastián Fox Morcillo, philosopher