1589 in literature


*The Children of Paul's perform twice at the English royal court during the first two weeks of January.

New books

*"Jane Anger" (pseudonum) - "Protection for Women"
*Giovanni Botero - "Della ragione di Stato (The Reason of State)"
*Robert Greene - "Menaphon"
*John Lyly (attr.) - "Pappe with an Hatchet"

New drama

*Girolamo Bargagli - "La Pellegrina (The Pilgrim Woman)"
*"The Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune" (anonymous) (publication date)


*Christopher Marlowe - "The Passionate Shepherd to His Love"


*"date unknown"
**Heinrich Petraeus, physician and writer (d. 1620)
**Antonio de León Pinelo, historian (d. c. 1675)


*March 23 - Marcin Kromer, Polish historian (b. 1512)
*September 16 - Michael Baius, Belgian theologian (b. 1513)
*September 19 - Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (b. 1532)
*October 12 - Samuel de Medina, Talmudist and author (b. 1505)
*October 15 - Jacopo Zabarella, Italian philosopher (b. 1532)
*"date unknown" - Jurij Dalmatin, Slovenian writer and translator (b. c. 1547)

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