1558 in literature
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This article contains information about the literary events and publications of 1558.
- November 17 – The Elizabethan era begins in England: the Catholic Queen Mary dies and is succeeded by her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth.
- unknown dates
- John Dee – Propaedeumata Aphoristica
- Ser Giovanni Fiorentino – Il Pecorone (The Simpleton)
- John Knox (published anonymously) – The first blast of the trumpet against the monstruous regiment of women
- Marguerite de Navarre (died 1549) – Heptaméron (Histoires des amans fortunez) (edited by Pierre Boaistuau)
- Giambattista della Porta – Magia Naturalis
- Thomas Watson – Holsome and Catholyke Doctryne concerninge the Seven Sacramentes of Chrystes Church
- See 1558 in poetry
- July 11 (baptism) – Robert Greene, English writer (died 1592)
- November 3 – Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (died 1594)
- Probable year – Thomas Lodge, English writer (died 1625)
- January 28 – Jacob Micyllus, German writer (born 1503)
- May 17 – Francisco de Sá de Miranda, Portuguese poet (born 1481)
- August 11 – Justus Menius, German Lutheran theologian (born 1499)
- September 5 – Robert Broke, English legal writer (birth date unknown)
- October 14 – Mellin de Saint-Gelais, French poet (born c. 1491)
- Franz Georg Kaltwasser (24 July 2017). Retrospective cataloguing in Europe: 15th to 19th century printed materials. Proceedings of the International Conference, Munich 28th–30th November 1990. Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. p. 22. ISBN 978-3-11-132599-6.
- Fruits of Migration: Heterodox Italian Migrants and Central European Culture 1550-1620. BRILL. 23 August 2018. p. 247. ISBN 978-90-04-37112-5.
- Wilson, Eliot (January 2018). "The Last Death of Catholic England". History Today. 68 (1).
- Pinvert, Lucien (1899). Jacques Grévin. Paris: Thorin et Fils.
- Arthur Freeman, Thomas Kyd: Facts and Problems, Oxford, 1967.
- Classen, Johannes. Jakob Micyllus, Rektor zu Frankfurt am Main 1524–1533 und 1537–1547, als Schulmann, Dichter und Gelehrter. Frankfurt am Main 1861.
- Bloomsbury Publishing (16 October 2013). Italy and the Classical Tradition: Language, Thought and Poetry 1300-1600. A&C Black. p. 228. ISBN 978-1-4725-2137-8.