1595 in literature

This article is a summary of the literary events and publications of 1595.

List of years in literature (table)


  • May 24 – The Nomenclator of Leiden University Library appears as the first printed catalog of an institutional library.
  • December 9 – Shakespeare's Richard II is possibly acted privately at the Canon Row house of Sir Edward Hoby, with Sir Robert Cecil attending.
  • unknown dates
    • The first part of Ginés Pérez de Hita's Historia de los bandos de los Zegríes y Abencerrajes (Guerras civiles de Granada) appears. Supposedly a chronicle of the Morisco rebellions in Granada based on an Arabic original, it is probably the earliest historical novel and certainly the first to gain popularity.
    • Lope de Vega leaves the service of the Duke of Alba and returns to Madrid, after the death of his first wife Isabel in the previous year.[1]

New booksEdit







  1. ^ "Isabel de Urbina". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2013-02-01. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Temčinas, Sergejus (2013). "Pirmoji Lietuvos Didžiojoje Kunigaikštijoje lietuviškai spausdinta (katalikiška) knyga: hipotetinis 1585 metų ar Mikalojaus Daukšos 1595 metų katekizmas?". In Bumblauskas, Alfredas; Potašenko, Grigorijus (eds.). Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštijos istorijos ir tradicijos fenomenai: tautų atminties vietos (in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Vilniaus universiteto leidykla. pp. 62–79. ISBN 978-609-459-221-8.
  3. ^ Justus Lipsius (2004). Politica: Six Books of Politics Or Political Instruction. Uitgeverij Van Gorcum. p. 126. ISBN 978-90-232-4038-9.
  4. ^ Craig, D.H. (1986). "A Hybrid Growth: Sidney's Theory of Poetry in An Apology for Poetry." In Arthur F. Kinney, ed. Essential Articles for the Study of Sir Philip Sidney, Hamden: Archon Books.
  5. ^ "PDF Copy available here" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2010-04-12.
  6. ^ Copy available here.
  7. ^ Maxwell, Baldwin (1956). Studies in the Shakespeare Apocrypha. New York: King's Crown Press. pp. 39–63.
  8. ^ John Payne Collier (1820). The Poetical Decameron Or the Conversations on English Poets and Poetry. pp. 67.
  9. ^ Ruoff, James E. (1975-11-11). Macmillan's Handbook of Elizabethan & Stuart Literature. Macmillan International Higher Education. p. 29. ISBN 978-1-349-02793-4.
  10. ^ Edmund Spenser (1873). The Works of Edmund Spenser: Complaints (concluded). Colin Clouts come home againe. Foure hymnes. Daphnaida. Prothalamion. Sonnets. Britain's Ida. A view of the state of Ireland. Glossary. p. 66.
  11. ^ A. L. Dallapiccola (30 September 2006). Indian love poetry. Interlink Books. p. 90.
  12. ^ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1979). Torquato Tasso: A Play. Manchester University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7190-0720-0.
  13. ^ John Platts (1826). A Universal Biography: Containing Interesting Accounts, Critical and Historical, of the Lives and Characters, Labours and Actions, of Eminent Persons in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions. Sherwood, Jones & Company. p. 674.
  14. ^ Encyclopaedia Britannica: First Published in 1768 by a Society of Gentlemen in Scotland. Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1973. p. 145. ISBN 978-0-85229-173-3.