1544 in literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1544.
- Summer – Engraver and publisher Cornelis Bos relocates from Antwerp to Paris, after becoming involved with an antisacerdotalist free-thinking spiritualist sect; he is declared exiled by the Council of Brabant in his absence.
- December 31 – 11-year-old Princess Elizabeth of England presents her stepmother, Catherine Parr, with a manuscript book entitled The Miroir or Glasse of the Synneful Soul.
- Approximate date – Spanish friar Domingo de Vico's Los Proverbios de Salomón, las Epístolas y los Evangelios de todo el año, en lengua mexicana ("The Proverbs of Solomon, the Epistles and Gospels for the whole year, in the Mexican tongue") is prevented from publication by the Spanish Inquisition.
- Cardinal John Fisher – Psalmi seu precationes (posthumous) in an anonymous English translation by its sponsor, Catherine Parr, queen of King Henry VIII of England
- John Leland – Assertio inclytissimi Arturii regis Britanniae
- Sebastian Münster – Cosmographia
- Guillaume Postel – De orbis terrae concordia
- Sefer HaYashar, printed in Venice
- Michael Stifel – Arithmetica integra
- Tripartito del Christianissimo y consolatorio doctor Juan Gerson, the first Mexican book with woodcut illustrations, published by Juan Pablos.
- William Turner – Avium praecipuarum, quarum apud Plinium et Aristotelem mentio est, brevis et succincta historia (Brief and Succinct Account of Chief Birds Mentioned by Pliny and Aristotle; first English book devoted wholly to birds)
- Vidus Vidius – Chirurgia
- September 12 – Clément Marot, French poet (born 1496)
- December – Denis Janot, French printer
- Unknown dates
- "Cornelis Willem, Claussone, van sHertogenbossche figuersnyder in copper" (Peter van der Coelen, "Cornelis Bos: Where Did He Go? Some New Discoveries and Hypotheses about a Sixteenth-Century Engraver and Publisher", Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art 23.2/3 [1995:119-146] p. 119 note 3).
- Davenport, Cyril. English Embroidered Bookbindings, Chapter 2, from Project Gutenberg. Accessed 21 January 2008.
- Pottinger, David T. (1958). The French Book Trade in the Ancien Regime, 1500–1791. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. p. 57.
- Tubbs, R. S.; Salter, E. G. (2006). "Vidius Vidius (Guido Guidi): 1509-1569". Neurosurgery. 59 (1): 201–3; discussion 201–3. doi:10.1227/01.NEU.0000219238.52858.47. PMID 16823317.