1567 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1567.


  • John Brayne builds the Red Lion theatre just east of the City of London, a playhouse for touring productions and the first known to be purpose-built in the British Isles since Roman times. However, there is little evidence that the theatre survives beyond this summer's season. The only play known to be presented here is The Story of Sampson.[1][2]
  • October 14António Ferreira becomes Desembargador da Casa do Civel and leaves Coimbra for Lisbon.[3]
  • Spanish playwright Lope de Rueda's works are published posthumously by Timoneda, who tones down certain passages.
  • The Mrkšina crkva printing house is destroyed by the Turks; no other printing house will be established in Ottoman Serbia until 1831.
  • Approximate date – Isabella Whitney becomes the earliest identified woman to publish secular poetry in the English language with The Copy of a Letter, Lately Written in Meter by a Young Gentlewoman: to her Unconstant Lover (signed "I.W."), The Admonition by the Author to all Young Gentlewomen: And to all other Maids being in Love and An Order Prescribed, by Is. W., to two of her Younger Sisters Serving in London.[4]

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  1. ^ Bowsher, Julian; Miller, Pat (2010). The Rose and the Globe — Playhouses of Shakespeare's Bankside, Southwark. Museum of London. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-901992-85-4. 
  2. ^ Phillpotts, Christopher, Red Lion Theatre, Whitechapel (PDF), CrossRail Documentary Report, Museum of London Archaeology Service, retrieved 2011-03-21 [permanent dead link]
  3. ^  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Ferreira, Antonio". Encyclopædia Britannica. 10 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 285. 
  4. ^ Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.