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1508

1513

1519

1539

    • 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.

1565

    • Torquato Tasso enters the service of Cardinal Luigi d'Este at Ferrara.

1567

1571

    • Michel de Montaigne retires from public life and isolates himself in the tower of the Château de Montaigne.

1572

    • English law eliminates actors' companies lacking formal patronage, by labelling them "vagabonds".

1575

1576

1590

1597

1598

    • September 22 - Ben Jonson kills actor Gabriel Spenser in a duel; he is convicted of manslaughter and imprisoned in Newgate Prison.

New booksEdit

1501

1503

1505

1508

1509

1512

1513

1514-15

1515

    • Robert Fabyan - The New Chronicles of England and France

1516

1517

1524

1526

1527

1528

1531

1532

1534

1535

1536

1538

1539

1540

1541

1542

    • Paul Fagius - Liber Fidei seu Veritatis
    • Edward Hall - The Union of the Two Noble and Illustrate Famelies of Lancastre & Yorke

1543

1545

1546

1547

1549

1550

1552

1553

1554

1559

1560

1562

    • William Bullein - Bullein's Bulwarke of Defence againste all Sicknes, Sornes, and Woundes

1563

1564

1565

1567

1569

1571

1572

1576

1577

1578

1579

1582

1583

1584

1585

1586

1588

1590

1592

1594

1595

    • Sir Philip Sidney (posthumous) - Defense of Poesy, a.k.a. An Apologie for Poetrie

1596

    • Sir Walter Raleigh - The Discoverie of the Large, Rich and Beautiful Empyre of Guiana

1597

1598

1599

New dramaEdit

1508

1536

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

1597

1598

1599

New poetryEdit

1514

1550

1557

1562

1563

1567

1573

1575

1576

    • The Paradise of Dainty Devices, the most popular of the Elizabethan verse miscellanies

1577

1579

1582

1590

1591

1592

1593

1594

1595

1596

1597

1598

1599

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

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