- 1562 in literature
Magdeburg Centuries", volumes V and VI
Petrus Ramus- "Grammaire française"
*Arthur Brooke - "
The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet"
January 20- Ottavio Rinuccini, poet (d. 1621)
March 27- Jacob Gretser, Jesuit writer (d. 1625)
Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola, poet and historian (d. 1631)
November 25- Lope de Vega, poet and dramatist (d. 1635)
Samuel Daniel, poet (d. 1619)
Johann Mechtel, chronicler (d. c. 1631)
July 23- Götz von Berlichingen, German knight immortalised by Goethe (b. c. 1480)
September 5- Katharina Zell, Protestant writer (b. c. 1497)
November 12- Pietro Martire Vermigli, theologian (b. 1499)
*"date unknown" -
Pierre de Bocosel de Chastelard, poet (b. 1540) (executed)
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