16th century in literature

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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

1519

1522

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.[4]
    • 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.[5]

1540

1541

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

1503

1505

1508

1510

1511

1512

1513

1514–15

1516

1517

1518

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

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

    • François de BelleforestLa Pyrénée (or La Pastorale amoureuse), the first French "pastoral novel"
    • Aibidil Gaoidheilge agus Caiticiosma (first printing in Irish)

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]

1504

1508

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

    • Anonymous – Locrine (published)

1597

1598

1599

New poetry[edit]

1505

1514

1516

1528

1530

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]

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. ^ de Amezúa, Agustín G. (1956). Introduction to facsimile reprint of Libro de Claribalte. Madrid: Real Academia Española.
  3. ^ Szegedi, Edit (2002). Geschichtsbewusstsein und Gruppenidentität. Bohlau Verlag. p. 223. 
  4. ^ Robertson, Patrick (1974). The Shell Book of Firsts. London: Ebury Press. p. 189. ISBN 0-7181-1279-2. 
  5. ^ "The Press in Colonial America" (PDF). A Publisher’s History of American Magazines — Background and Beginnings. Retrieved 2013-08-22. 
  6. ^ Drake, Miriam A. (2003). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science. CRC Press. p. 2080. ISBN 0-8247-2079-2. 
  7. ^ Haase, Donald (2008). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F. Greenwood Publishing. p. 340. ISBN 0-313-33442-0. 

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