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1521 in literature

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1521 in literature

This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1521.



  • June 29 or 30 – Neacșu's letter: oldest surviving dateable document written primarily in the Romanian language (in the Romanian Cyrillic alphabet).
  • August 13 – Marko Marulić's poem Judita ("Judith", written 1501), a landmark in Croatian literature, is printed in Venice by Guglielmo da Fontaneto.
  • John Siberch is active as a printer in Cambridge, England, the earliest known there.
  • Prose

  • Codex Ňuu Tnoo - Ndisi Nuu
  • Jacopo Berengario da Carpi – Commentaria cum amplissimus additionibus super anatomiam Mundini (published in Bologna), containing the first printed anatomical illustrations taken from nature
  • Goražde Psalter
  • Henry VIII of England – Defence of the Seven Sacraments (Assertio Septem Sacramentorum)
  • Niccolò Machiavelli – The Art of War (Dell'arte della guerra)
  • Piri Reis – Kitab-ı Bahriye
  • Poetry

  • Alexander Barclay – The Boke of Codrus and Mynalcas, the author's "Fourth Eclog"
  • Henry Bradshaw – The Life of St. Werburgh
  • Andrew Chertsey, The Passyon of Oure Lorde, translated from French with additional verses inserted and introductory poem by Robert Copland (published in London by Wynkyn de Worde)
  • Christmas Carols, including "A caroll of huntynge" and "A carol bringyng in the bores heed"
  • Robert Copland – Introductory verse to The Myrrour & the Chyrche (published in London by Wynkyn de Worde)
  • Approximate dates
  • A boke of a Ghoostly fader (A Book of a Ghostly Father, published in London by Wynkyn de Worde)
  • John Skelton, "The Tunnyng of Elynour Rummyng"
  • Births

    Unknown dates

  • Sir Thomas Chaloner the elder, English statesman and poet (died 1565)
  • Xu Wei (徐渭), Chinese painter, poet and dramatist (died 1593)
  • Approximate years
  • Anne Askew, English poet and Protestant martyr (burned at the stake 1546)
  • Jorge de Montemor, Portuguese novelist and poet writing in Spanish (died 1561)
  • Pontus de Tyard, French poet and priest, a member of La Pléiade (died 1605)
  • Deaths

  • May 10 – Sebastian Brant, German satirical poet and humanist (born c. 1457)
  • References

    1521 in literature Wikipedia

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