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1549 in literature

1549 in literature

This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1549.


  • June 9 – The Booke of the Common Prayer is introduced in churches in England as required by the Act of Uniformity of January 15. It results in a Prayer Book Rebellion breaking out in the West Country.
  • Sir Donald Monro, Dean of the Isles, produces the original manuscript of the Description of the Western Isles of Scotland (not published until 1582).
  • unknown date – The content of the Guildhall Library in the City of London is acquired by Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector of England, for his personal use.

New books


  • Joachim du Bellay – La Deffense et illustration de la langue françoyse
  • Joannes Bunderius – Compendium concertationis hujus saeculi sapientium et theologorum
  • Robert Wedderburn (probable) – The Complaynt of Scotland


  • Johannes Aal – Johannes der Täufer (John the Baptist)
  • Lodovico Dolce
    • Fabritia
    • Giocasta (translation and adaptation of Euripides' The Phoenician Women)


  • See 1549 in poetry


  • March 11 – Hendrik Laurenszoon Spiegel, Dutch philosopher and grammarian (died 1612)
  • December 24 – Kaspar Ulenberg, theologian and Bible translator (died 1617)
  • unknown dates
    • Pietro Alagona, Italian theologian (died 1624)
    • Nikola Vitov Gučetić, Croatian statesman, philosopher and science writer (died 1610)
    • Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas, Spanish historian (died 1626)
    • Thomas Stephens, Jesuit writer and linguist (died 1619)


  • January 23 – Johannes Honter, Romanian humanist theologian (born 1498)
  • January 28 – Elia Levita, Hebrew grammarian, scholar and poet (born 1469)
  • March 25 – Veit Dietrich, German theologian (born 1506)
  • April – Andrew Boorde, traveller, physician and writer (born 1490)
  • August – Jacob Ziegler, humanist and theologian (born c.1470)
  • November 25 – Jean de Gagny, French theologian
  • December 21 – Marguerite de Navarre, French princess, poet, playwright and short story writer (born 1492)
  • unknown date – Daniel Bomberg, Flemish printer (born c.1483)
  • probable – Leonard Cox, humanist scholar and rhetorician (born c. 1495)


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