1595 in literature
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This article is a summary of the literary events and publications of 1595.
- May 24 – The Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears, the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
- December 9 – Shakespeare's Richard II is possibly acted at a private performance at the Canon Row house of Sir Edward Hoby, with Sir Robert Cecil attending.
- The first part of Ginés Pérez de Hita's Historia de los bandos de los Zegríes y Abencerrajes ("Guerras civiles de Granada") is published. Supposedly a chronicle of the Morisco rebellions in Granada based on an Arabic original ascribed to "Aben-Hamin", this is probably the earliest historical novel and certainly the first to gain popularity.
- After the death of his first wife, Isabel, in the previous year, Lope de Vega leaves the service of the Duke of Alba and returns to Madrid.
- Mikalojus Daukša – Kathechismas, arba Mokslas kiekvienam krikščioniui privalus
- Justus Lipsius – De militia romana
- Nicholas Remy – Daemonolatreiae libri tres
- Sir Philip Sidney (posthumous, written 1580–83) – An Apology for Poetry
- Vincentio Saviolo – His practise, in two bookes. (first manual of fencing in English)
- Fausto Veranzio – Dictionarium quinque nobilissimarum Europæ linguarum, Latinæ, Italicæ, Germanicæ, Dalmatiæ, & Vngaricæ (published in Venice)
- Anonymous – Locrine (published claiming to be revised by "W.S.")
- Jakob Ayrer – Von der Erbauung Roms (Of the Building of Rome)
- Gervase Markham – The Most Honorable Tragedy of Sir Richard Grinville
- Antoine de Montchrestien – Sophonisbe
- William Shakespeare (possible dates)
- Robert Wilson? – The Pedlers Prophecie
- Barnabe Barnes – A Divine Century of Spiritual Sonnets
- Richard Barnfield – Cynthia
- Thomas Campion – Poemata
- George Chapman (anonymous) – Ovid's Banquet of Sense
- Gervase Markham – The Poem of Poems, or Syon's Muse
- Robert Southwell (anonymous) – Saint Peter's Complaint
- Edmund Spenser
- March 21 – Ferdinando Ughelli, Italian church historian (died 1670)
- October 18 – Edward Winslow, English theologian, pamphleteer and New England politician (died 1655)
- December 4 – Jean Chapelain, French poet and critic (died 1674)
- Unknown dates
- February – William Painter, English translator (born c. 1540)
- February 21 – Robert Southwell, English poet and Catholic martyr (born c. 1561)
- March 18 – Jean de Sponde, French poet (born 1557)
- April 25 – Torquato Tasso, Italian poet (born 1544)
- May 25 – Valens Acidalius, German poet and critic writing in Latin (born 1567)
- June 23 – Louis Carrion, Flemish scholar (born 1547)
- October 5 – Faizi, Indian poet and scholar (born 1547)
- November 5 – Luis Barahona de Soto, Spanish poet 1548)
- "Isabel de Urbina". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2013-02-01.
- Craig, D.H. (1986). "A Hybrid Growth: Sidney's Theory of Poetry in An Apology for Poetry." In Kinney, Arthur F., ed. Essential Articles for the Study of Sir Philip Sidney. Hamden: Archon Books.
- PDF Copy available here.
- Copy available here.
- Maxwell, Baldwin (1956). Studies in the Shakespeare Apocrypha. New York: King's Crown Press. pp. 39–63.