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This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1568.
- October – The Bishops' Bible (inscribed The Holie Bible) is published as a translation into English made under the authority of the Church of England.
- Wawrzyniec Grzymała Goślicki – De optimo senatore
- Petar Hektorović – Ribanje i ribarsko prigovaranje (Discourse on Fishing and Fishermen)
- Hans Sachs and Jost Amman (illustrations) – Das Ständebuch (Book of Trades)
- William Turner
- Of Sage
- A New Boke on the Natures and Properties of all Wines
- Giorgio Vasari – Le Vite delle più eccellenti pittori, scultori, ed architettori (Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects; revised edition)
- Christopher Watson (translator) – The hystories of the most famous and worthy chronographer Polybius
- Niels Bredal – The Child's Mirror (in Danish)
- Ulpian Fulwell – Like Will to Like
- William Wager – The Longer Thou Livest, The More Foole Thou Art
- François d'Amboise – Élégie sur le trépas d'Anne de Montmorency
- See also 1568 in poetry
- January 20 – Daniel Cramer, German Lutheran theologian (died 1637)
- February 11 – Honoré d'Urfé, French novelist (died 1625)
- March 30 – Henry Wotton, English diplomat and author (died 1639)
- July 7 – Richard Burbage, English actor and theater owner (died 1619)
- September 5 – Tommaso Campanella, Italian philosopher and poet (died 1639)
- Unknown date – Richard Baker, English chronicler (died 1645)
- April 7 – Onofrio Panvinio, Italian historian (born 1529)
- September 14 – Jan van Casembroot, Flemish humanist poet (executed, born c. 1525)
- December 23 – Roger Ascham, English didact (born c. 1515)
- Unknown dates
- Antoine Héroet, French poet
- Garcia de Orta, Portuguese Jewish physician, naturalist, and medical writer (born 1501/2)
- Dirk Philips, Frisian Anabaptist theologian (born 1504)
- ^ Short account. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
- ^ Dirk Sacré; Jan Papy; Monique Mund-Dopchie (December 2009). Humanistica Lovaniensia: Journal of Neo-Latin Studies. Leuven University Press. p. 489. ISBN 978-90-5867-766-2.
- ^ Zara Martirosova Torlone; Dana LaCourse Munteanu; Dorota Dutsch (17 April 2017). A Handbook to Classical Reception in Eastern and Central Europe. John Wiley & Sons. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-118-83271-4.
- ^ Polybius (1979). Walbank, Frank W.; Scott-Kilvert, Ian (eds.). The Rise Of The Roman Empire. Penguin Classics. p. 36. ISBN 0-14-044362-2.
- ^ Eglise wallonne (Norwich, England); William John Charles Moens (1887). The Walloons and Their Church at Norwich: Their History and Registers. 1565-1832 ... Huguenot Society of London. p. 230.