1509 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1509.
- Alexander Barclay's The Shyp of Folys of the Worlde and Henry Watson's The Shyppe of Fooles, English verse translations ultimately deriving from Sebastian Brant's satire Das Narrenschiff (1494), are both published.
- Desiderius Erasmus writes The Praise of Folly while staying with Thomas More in England.
- The early 14th-century verse romance Richard Coer de Lyon is first published, by Wynkyn de Worde in England.
- Desiderius Erasmus – Stultitiae Laus (The Praise of Folly)
- Fortunatus (published in Augsburg)
- Manjarasa – Samyukta Koumudi
- Luca Pacioli – De divina proportione (illustrations by Leonardo da Vinci)
- Ludovico Ariosto – I suppositi
- Stephen Hawes
- The Convercyon of Swervers
- A Joyfull Medytacyon to all Englande
- The History of Graunde Amour and la Bel Pucel, conteining the knowledge of the Seven Sciences and the Course of Mans Life in this Woride or The Pastyme of Pleasure
- April 25 – Thomas Vaux, English court poet (died 1556)
- July 10 – John Calvin, French Protestant religious leader and writer (died 1564)
- August 3 – Étienne Dolet, French humanist writer (died 1546)
- Unknown dates
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