This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1540.

List of years in literature (table)

Events edit

New books edit

Prose edit

De partu hominis

Poetry edit

Approximate year

  • Sir Thomas MoreLady Fortune[7]
  • Girolamo Schola – Capituli di M. Girolamo Schola sopra varii suggetti[8]

Births edit

Deaths edit

  • May 6Juan Luis Vives, Spanish humanist polymath (born 1493)  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Vives, Juan Luis". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • May 22Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian and statesman (born 1483)
  • October 5Helius Eobanus Hessus, German Latin poet (born 1488)
  • October – Robert Redman, London printer[2]

References edit

  1. ^ John Flood (8 September 2011). Poets Laureate in the Holy Roman Empire: A Bio-bibliographical Handbook. Walter de Gruyter. p. 947. ISBN 978-3-11-091274-6.
  2. ^ a b Carole Levin; Anna Riehl Bertolet; Jo Eldridge Carney (3 November 2016). A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern Englishwomen: Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650. Taylor & Francis. pp. 242–. ISBN 978-1-315-44071-2.
  3. ^ "The Press in Colonial America" (PDF). A Publisher’s History of American Magazines — Background and Beginnings. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-06-27. Retrieved 2013-08-22.
  4. ^ Weinberg, Bernard, ed. (1974). "Pierre de Ronsard". French Poetry of the Renaissance (5th ed.). Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press. p. 70. ISBN 978-0-8093-0135-5.
  5. ^ First printed book in English on obstetrics and first book published in England with engraved plates. Ballantyne, J. W. (October 1906). "The Byrth of Mankynde (Its Author and Editions)". The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the British Empire. 10 (4): 297–325. doi:10.1111/j.1471-0528.1906.tb12722.x. PMC 5413625. PMID 29612085.
  6. ^ Sastri, K. A. Nilakanta (2002) [1955]. A history of South India from prehistoric times to the fall of Vijayanagar. New Delhi: Indian Branch, Oxford University Press. p. 362. ISBN 978-0-19-560686-7.
  7. ^ Cox, Michael, ed. (2004). The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-860634-5.
  8. ^ "Poems on everyday things". Oxford: Bodleian Library. Archived from the original on 2007-09-09. Retrieved 2008-06-20.
  9. ^ Preminger, Alex; Brogan, T. V. F.; et al. (1993). The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. New York: MJF Books/Fine Communications.