1539 in literature

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Events[edit]

  • 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 (unacknowledged as this version is officially considered heretical).
  • date unknown
    • Game Place House in Great Yarmouth becomes the first premises in England to be used regularly as a public theatre.[2]
    • 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.[3]

New books[edit]

Poetry[edit]

Main article: 1539 in poetry

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 145–148. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Patrick (1974). The Shell Book of Firsts. London: Ebury Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-7181-1279-2. 
  3. ^ "The Press in Colonial America" (PDF). A Publisher’s History of American Magazines — Background and Beginnings. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  4. ^ (Dutch) Some biographical information
  5. ^ St. Anthony Mary's biography and his writings page on the Barnabite Fathers' North American website