1595 in literature

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List of years in literature (table)

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,[1] Lope de Vega leaves the service of the Duke of Alba and returns to Madrid.

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  1. ^ "Isabel de Urbina". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2013-02-01. 
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ PDF Copy available here.
  4. ^ Copy available here.
  5. ^ Maxwell, Baldwin (1956). Studies in the Shakespeare Apocrypha. New York: King's Crown Press. pp. 39–63.