1572 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1572.
- January 3 – James Burbage, on behalf of Leicester's Men, writes to their patron, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, requesting that they be given the special status of "household servants".
- Vagabonds Act in England prescribes punishment for rogues. This includes actors' companies lacking formal patronage.
- George Gascoigne becomes a "soldier of fortune" in the Low Countries.
- Remy Belleau – La Bergerie (2nd edition)
- Rafael Bombelli – L'Algebra
- John Field – A View of Popish Abuses yet remaining in the English Church
- Libro d'Oro of Corfu
- Bishops' Bible (revised version)
- Luís de Camões – Os Lusiadas
- Fernando de Herrera – Canción por la Victoria del Señor don Juan
- Thomas Palfreyman – Divine Meditations
- January 7 – Antoine de Gaudier, French Jesuit theologian (died 1622)
- January 22 – John Donne, English poet and Dean of St Paul's (died 1631)
- June 11 – Ben Jonson, English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor (died 1637)
- July 25 – Theodorus Schrevelius, Dutch Golden Age poet (died 1649)
- March 27 – Girolamo Maggi, Italian poet and polymath (born c. 1523)
- April 12 – Jean Crespin, French martyrologist and printer (born c. 1520)
- June 28 – Johannes Goropius Becanus, Dutch humanist writer and linguist (born 1519)
- September 23 – Henry Scrimgeour, Scottish diplomat and book collector (born 1505)
- September – Denis Lambin, French classicist (born 1520)
- Alexandre Dumas' novel La Reine Margot (1844–45) presents a fictional account of events this August in Paris.
- Chambers, E. K. (1923). The Elizabethan Stage. 2. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 87–8. (Spellings modernized.)
- Noirot-Maguire, Corinne (February 2010), Persels, J.; Ganim, R., eds., "Conjurer le mal: Jean de La Taille et le paradoxe de la tragédie humaniste", EMF: Studies in Early Modern France, 13: Spectacle in Late Medieval and Early Modern France, pp. 121–43
- Preminger, Alex; Brogan, T. V. F. Brogan; et al. (1993). The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications.
- Kaplan, Gregory B., ed. (2005). "Fernando de Herrera". Dictionary of Literary Biography. A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. 318: Sixteenth-Century Spanish Writers. University of Tennessee; Gale. pp. 113–119.