16th century in literature

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  • This article presents lists of literary events and publications in the 16th century.

    Events[edit]

    1501

    1502

    1507

      • King James IV grants a patent for the first printing press in Scotland to Walter Chapman and Andrew Myllar.

    1508

    1509

    1510

    1510–1511

    1512

    1513

    1514

    1515

    1516

    1519

    1521

    1522

    1522–24

    1524

      • Eyn Gespräch von dem gemaynen Schwabacher Kasten ("als durch Brüder Hainrich, Knecht Ruprecht, Kemerin, Spüler, und irem Maister, des Handtwercks der Wüllen Tuchmacher") is published in Germany, the first publication in the "Schwabacher" blackletter typeface.

    1526

    1530

    1533

    1534

    1535

    1536

    1537

    1538

      • Paracelsus finishes writing Astronomia Magna or the whole Philosophia Sagax of the Great and Little World.
      • December 20 – Pietro Bembo is made a Cardinal.

    1539

      • April – Printing of the Great Bible (The Byble in Englyshe) is completed and it is distributed to churches in England.[1] Prepared by Myles Coverdale, it contains much material from the Tyndale Bible (unacknowleged as this version is officially considered heretical).
      • Game Place House in Great Yarmouth becomes the first premises in England to be used regularly as a public theatre.[6]
      • Marie Dentière writes an open letter to Marguerite of Navarre, sister of the King of France; the Epistre tres utile, or "very useful letter", calls for an expulsion of Catholic clergy from France.
      • The first printing press in North America is set up in Mexico City. The first known book from it, Manual de Adultos, is published in 1540.[7]

    1540

    1541

    1542

    1550

    1551

    1552

    1554

    1565

      • Torquato Tasso enters the service of Cardinal Luigi d'Este at Ferrara.

    1567

    1571

    1572

      • Vagabonds Act in England prescribes punishment for rogues. This includes actors' companies lacking formal patronage.

    1575

    1576

    1586

    1590

    1596

    1597

    1598

    1599

    New books[edit]

    1500

    1501

    1502

    1503

    1505

    1508

    1509

      • Manjarasa – Samyukta Koumudi

    1510

    1511

    1512

    1513

    1514–15

    1516

    1517

    1518

    1519

      • Santikirti – Santinatha Purana

    1520

    1521

    1522

    1523

    1524

    1525

      • Pietro BemboProse della volgar lingua
      • Francesco GiorgiDe harmonia mundi totius
      • ParacelsusDe septem puncti idolotriae christianae
      • Antonio PigafettaRelazione del primo viaggio intorno al mondo ("Report on the First Voyage Around the World"); partial publication (Paris)

    1526

    1527

      • Hector BoeceHistoria Scotorum
      • Philippe de ComminesMémoires (Part 2: Books 7–8); first publication
      • Hans Sachs and Andreas OsianderEyn wunderliche Weyssagung von dem Babsttumb, wie es ihm biz an das endt der welt gehen sol ("A wonderful prophecy of the papacy about how things will go for it up until the end of the world")

    1528

    1530

    1531

    1532

    1533

    1534

    1535

    1536

    1538

    1539

    1540

    1541

    1542

      • Paul FagiusLiber Fidei seu Veritatis
      • Edward HallThe Union of the Two Noble and Illustrate Famelies of Lancastre & Yorke

    1543

    1544

    1545

    1546

    1547

    1548

      • John BaleIllustrium majoris Britanniae scriptorum, hoc est, Angliae, Cambriae, ac Scotiae Summarium... ("A Summary of the Famous Writers of Great Britain, that is, of England, Wales and Scotland"; 1548-9)

    1549

    1550

    1552

    1553

    1554

    1559

    1560

    1562

      • William BulleinBullein's Bulwarke of Defence againste all Sicknes, Sornes, and Woundes

    1563

    1564

    1565

    1567

    1569

    1571

    1572

    1576

    1577

    1578

    1579

    1581

      • Barnabe RicheRiche his Farewell to Militarie Profession conteining verie pleasaunt discourses fit for a peaceable tyme

    1582

      • George BuchananRerum Scoticarum Historia
      • Richard Hakluyt – Divers Voyages
      • John LelandA 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)

    1583

    1584

    1585

    1586

    1588

    1590

    1592

    1594

    1595

    1596

      • Sir Walter RaleighThe Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Beautiful Empyre of Guiana

    1597

    1598

    1599

    New drama[edit]

    1502

    1504

    1508

    1509

    1513

    1517

    1522

    1523

    1524

    1525

    1531

    1536

    1538

      • John Bale
        • Kynge Johan, the earliest known English historical drama (in verse)
        • Three Laws of Nature, Moses and Christ, corrupted by the Sodomytes, Pharisees and Papystes most wicked

    1541

    1551

    1553

    1562

    1566

    1567

    1568

      • Ulpian Fulwell – Like Will to Like

    1573

    1582

    1584

    1588

    1589

      • The Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune – anonymous (published)

    1590

    1591

    1592

    1594

    1595

    1597

    1598

    1599

    New poetry[edit]

    1505

    1514

    1516

    1527

      • Pietro AretinoSonetti Lussuriosi ("Sonnets of lust" or "Aretino's Postures", to accompany an edition of Raimondi's erotic engravings, I Modi)

    1528

    1530

    By 1534

    1550

    1557

    1562

    1563

    1567

    1572

    1573

    1575

    1576

      • The Paradise of Dainty Devices, the most popular of the Elizabethan verse miscellanies

    1577

    1579

    1581

    1582

    1590

    1591

    1592

    1593

    1594

    1595

    1596

    1597

    1598

    1599

    Births[edit]

    Deaths[edit]

    In literature[edit]

    See also[edit]

    References[edit]

    1. ^ a b Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 145–148. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
    2. ^ Norman, Jeremy. "The First Book Printed in Arabic by Movable Type (1514–1517)". History of Information. Retrieved 2014-12-01. 
    3. ^ "First Book in Africa". Jewish Virtual Library. Retrieved 2014-12-01. 
    4. ^ de Amezúa, Agustín G. (1956). Introduction to facsimile reprint of Libro de Claribalte. Madrid: Real Academia Española.
    5. ^ Szegedi, Edit (2002). Geschichtsbewusstsein und Gruppenidentität. Bohlau Verlag. p. 223. 
    6. ^ Robertson, Patrick (1974). The Shell Book of Firsts. London: Ebury Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-7181-1279-2. 
    7. ^ "The Press in Colonial America" (PDF). A Publisher's History of American Magazines — Background and Beginnings. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
    8. ^ Ahačič, Kozma (2013). "Nova odkritja o slovenski protestantiki" [New Discoveries About the Slovene Protestant Literature] (PDF). Slavistična revija (in Slovenian). 61 (4): 543–555. 
    9. ^ Haase, Donald (2008). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F. Greenwood Publishing. p. 340. ISBN 0-313-33442-0.