1500 in literature
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This article lists literary events and publications of 1500.
- December 31 – This is the generally accepted date for the end of incunables.
- Unknown date – Desiderius Erasmus writes De Laudibus Britanniae, a Latin ode in which John Skelton, tutor to Prince Henry of England, is called "unum Britannicarum literarum lumen ac decus".
- This is the Boke of Cokery (first known printed cookbook in English)
- Hieronymus Brunschwygk – Liber de arte distillandi de simplicibus (Simple book on the art of distillation)
- Desiderius Erasmus – Adagia (Paris)
- Johannes Trithemius – Steganographia (Hidden writing; approximate date)
- Beves of Hamtoun (approximate date of publication; written c. 1300)
- Geoffrey Chaucer (anonymously) – Mars and Venus (approximate date of publication)
- Singiraja – Maha Basavaraja Charitra
- April 12 – Joachim Camerarius, German classical scholar (died 1574)
- April 23
- December 6 – Nicolaus Mameranus, Luxembourg soldier and Latin-language historian and poet (died c. 1567)
- Unknown dates
- Erasmus Alberus, German humanist, reformer and poet (died 1553)
- Shlomo Halevi Alkabetz, Greek kabbalist and poet (died 1580)
- Wu Cheng'en, Chinese novelist (died 1582)
- Francisco de Moraes, Portuguese writer (died 1572)
- Hayâlî, Ottoman Turkish poet (died 1557)
- Nikolaus Herman, German hymnist (died 1561)
- Pier Angelo Manzolli (Marcello Palingenio Stellato), Neapolitan Christian humanist poet (died before 1551)
- Ludovico Pasquali, Dalmatian Italian poet (died 1551)
- April 10 – Michael Tarchaniota Marullus, Greek scholar, poet and soldier (born c. 1453)
- June 23 – Lodovico Lazzarelli, Italian poet, philosopher, courtier and magician (born 1447)
- Unknown dates
- "John Skelton". The Cambridge History of English and American Literature. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
- Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-860634-6.