1562 in literature

1562 in literature



New books

*"Magdeburg Centuries", volumes V and VI
*Petrus Ramus - "Grammaire française"

New drama

*Thomas Norton & Thomas Sackville - "Gorboduc"


*Arthur Brooke - "The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet"


*January 20 - Ottavio Rinuccini, poet (d. 1621)
*March 27 - Jacob Gretser, Jesuit writer (d. 1625)
*August - Bartolomé Leonardo de Argensola, poet and historian (d. 1631)
*November 25 - Lope de Vega, poet and dramatist (d. 1635)
*"date unknown"
**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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