1561 in literature
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This is a list of literature-related events in 1561.
- August 21 - Completion of the Peresopnytsia Gospels.
- First publication (anonymously in London) of William Baldwin's Beware the Cat (written 1553), an early example of extended fiction (and specifically of horror fiction) in English. This edition appears to have been suppressed and no copies survive.
- Gabriele Fallopius - Observationes anatomicae
- Sir Thomas Hoby - The Book of the Courtier (Il Cortegiano) (translation)
- Julius Caesar Scaliger - Poetices
- John Calvin - Institution of the Christian Religion (English translation by Thomas Norton)
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- January 22 - Sir Francis Bacon, philosopher, scientist, and statesman (died 1626)
- June - Samuel Harsnett, writer on religion (died 1631)
- July 11 - Luís de Góngora y Argote, Spanish poet (died 1627)
- August 14 - Sir Christopher Heydon, writer on astrology (died 1623)
- October 27 - Mary Sidney, writer and translator (died 1621)
- date unknown
- John Harington, English writer (died 1612)
- February 26 - Jorge de Montemayor, novelist and poet (born c. 1520)
- March 25 - Conrad Lycosthenes, humanist and encyclopedist (born 1518)
- October 21 - Johannes Vasaeus, humanist teacher and historian (born 1511)
- October 28 - Jakob Beurlin, Lutheran theologian (born 1520)
- December 10 - Caspar Schwenckfeld, theologian and preacher (born c. 1490)
- date unknown
- Ringler, William A.; Flachmann, Michael, ed. (1988). "Preface". Beware the Cat. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library.