1582 in literature
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This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1582.
- February – Meleager, a Latin play on the mythological figure of Meleager by "Gulielmus Gagerus" (William Gager), is performed by members of Christ Church, Oxford.
- November 29 – Marriage of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway at Temple Grafton in England.
- Publication in England of the first part of Richard Mulcaster's textbook on the teaching of English, the Elementarie, including "a generall table [of eight thousand words] we commonlie use" in regularized spelling.
- Earliest reference to the publishing of private newspapers in Beijing (China).
- Robert Bellarmine – Disputationes
- George Buchanan – Rerum Scoticarum Historia
- Balthasar de Beaujoyeulx – Balet comique de la Royne
- "Douay–Rheims Bible", New Testament
- Richard Hakluyt – Divers Voyages Touching the Discoverie of America
- John Leland – A learned and true assertion of the original, life, actes, and death of the most noble, valiant, and renoumed Prince Arthure, King of great Brittaine (posthumous translation)
- Anthony Munday – English Romayne Lyfe (i. e. Life of an Englishman in Rome)
- Anonymous – The Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune
- Miguel de Cervantes – El cerco de Numancia
- William Gager – Meleager
- Giovanni Battista Guarini – Il pastor fido
See 1582 in poetry
- January 6 – Alonso de Contreras, Spanish adventurer and writer (died 1641)
- January 28 – John Barclay, Scottish satirist and poet (died 1621)
- February 6 – Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher (died 1657)
- April 8 (baptised) – Phineas Fletcher, English poet (died 1650)
- October 17 – Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran theologian (died 1637)
- November 21 – François Maynard, French poet (died 1646)
- Unknown dates
- January 26 – Thomas Platter, Swiss humanist writer (born 1499)
- July/August – Jacques Pelletier du Mans, French humanist poet (born 1517)
- September 28 – George Buchanan, Scottish historian (born 1506)
- October 4 – Teresa of Ávila, Spanish mystical writer (born 1515)
- Unknown dates