|Covid-19|March 1 – Desiderius Erasmus publishes a new Greek translation of the New Testament, Novum Instrumentum omne, in Basel. This year Erasmus also writes The Education of a Christian Prince although it is not published until 1532.
About December – Thomas More's Utopia, combining fiction and political philosophy and completed this year, is published in Leuven (in Latin).
Samuel Nedivot prints the 14th century Hebrew Sefer Abudirham in Fez, the first book printed in Africa.
Paolo Ricci translates the 13th century Kabbalistic work Sha'are Orah by Joseph ben Abraham Gikatilla as Portae Lucis.
Henry Cornelius Agrippa
Dialogus de homine (published in Casale)
De triplici ratione cognoscendi Deum
Erasmus – Novum Instrumentum omne
Robert Fabyan (anonymous; died c. 1512) – The New Chronicles of England and France (published by Richard Pynson in London)
Marsilio Ficino – De triplici vita
Thomas More – Utopia
Andre Pauernfeindt – Ergründung der ritterlichen kunst des fechtens durch freyfechter czu Vienn (Foundation of the knightly art of combat by the fencing guild of Vienna)
Ludovico Ariosto – Orlando Furioso (first version, April)
Baptista Mantuanus (published in France)Agellaria
De sacris diebus (published in Lyon)
March 26 – Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist, bibliographer and poet (died 1565)
April 23 – Georg Fabricius, Saxon historian, classical archaeologist and epigrapher and poet (died 1571)
December 21 – Giuseppe Leggiadri Gallani, Parmese-born poet and dramatist (died c. 1590)
March 22 – Baptista Mantuanus, Mantuan Carmelite reformer, humanist and Latin poet (born 1447)
1516 in literature Wikipedia
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1516.