1560 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1560.
- August 27 – The Parliament of Scotland approves the Scots Confession of faith.
- date unknown – Completion of decoration in the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice.
- Geneva Bible (first full edition)
- Giachem Bifrun (translator) – L'g Nuof Sainc Testamaint da nos Signer Jesu Christ (New Testament in Putèr variety of Romansh language)s
- Thomas Churchyard – The Contention bettwyxte Churchyeard and Camell, upon David Dycers Dreame
- Scots Confession, officially The Confession of Faith of the Kirk of Scotland, etc.
- See 1560 in poetry
- January 3 – John Bois, English Bible translator (died 1643)
- Baptised August 4 – Sir John Harington, English courtier, poet and inventor (died 1612)
- October 10 – Jacobus Arminius, Dutch theologian (died 1609)
- December 3 – Jan Gruter, Netherlandish critic and scholar (died 1627)
- Unknown dates
- Probable year of birth
- January 1 – Joachim du Bellay, French poet (born c. 1522)
- April 7 – Robert Céneau, French bishop and historian (born 1483)
- April 19 – Philipp Melanchthon, German Protestant theologian (born 1497)
- July 9 – John Slotanus, Dutch Catholic polemical writer (date of birth unknown)
- September 30 – Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (born c. 1509)
- November 15 – Domingo de Soto, Spanish theologian (born 1494)
- December 21 – Georg Thym, German poet (born c. 1520)
- Unknown date – Didacus Ximenes, Spanish theologian and philosopher
- Cochrane, Arthur (2003), "The Scottish Confesion of Faith", Reformed Confessions of the Sixteenth Century, Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, ISBN 978-0-664-22694-7, retrieved 5 February 2013
- Shepard, Alexandra (2004). "Preston, Thomas (1537–1598)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/22730. Retrieved 2013-10-01. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
- David M. Bergeron, ‘Munday, Anthony (bap. 1560, d. 1633)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, May 2007 accessed 14 August 2013