1582 in literature

1582 in literature

Events

*"Meleager", a Latin play on the mythological figure by "Gulielmus Gagerus" (William Gager), is performed by students at Christ Church, Oxford in February.

New books

*George Buchanan - "Rerum Scoticarum Historia"
*Hieronimo de Caranza - "Libro dela Philosophia delas Armas"
*Douay-Rheims Bible
*Richard Hakluyt - Divers Voyages"

New drama

*Anonymous - "The Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune"
*William Gager - "Meleager" (Latin)
*Giovanni Battista Guarini - "Il pastor fido"

Poetry

"See" 1582 in poetry

Births

*January 6 - Alonso de Contreras, Spanish adventurer and writer (d. 1641)
*January 28 - John Barclay, Scottish satirist and poet (d. 1621)
*February 6 - Mario Bettinus, Italian philosopher (d. 1657)
*October 17 - Johann Gerhard, German Lutheran theologian (d. 1637)
*November - Susanna Hall, daughter of William Shakespeare (d. 1648)
*"date unknown"
**Giovanni Francesco Abela, Maltese writer (d. 1655)
**Richard Corbet, English poet (d. 1635)
**Phineas Fletcher, English poet (d. 1650)
**William Lithgow, Scottish traveller and author)|William Lithgow (traveller and author (d. 1645)
**François Maynard, French poet (d. 1646)

Deaths

*January 26 - Thomas Platter, Swiss humanist writer (b. 1499)
*September 28 - George Buchanan, Scottish historian (b. 1506)
*"date unknown"
**Natalis Comes, Italian mythographer, poet and historian (b. 1520)
**Jobus Fincelius, German humanist writer
**Jacques Peletier du Mans, French humanist poet (b. 1517)


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