Events noted in 1540

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Born: Agard, Arthur a learned and industrious English antiquary

“De Pictura, prestantissima et nunquam satis laudata arte, &c.” Alberti, Leon Baptista an eminent Italian artist

Born: Alberti, Solomon the pupil of Jerome Fabricius at Padua

Died: Althamerus, Andrew a celebrated Lutheran minister at Nuremberg

Died: Alvares, Francis a Portuguese priest

“Gemisti Plethonis de gestis Gnecorum post pugnam ad Mantineam per capita tractatio duobus libris explicata, M. Antonio Antimacho interprete. Ad haec Dionysii Halicarnassei prcccepta, &c.” Antimachus, Mark-Antony one of the most celebrated Greek professors in Italy in the Sixteenth century

Born: Antoniano, Silvio a man of great learning

Died: Anysius, Janus a modem Latin poet

“Astronomicum Caesareum,” Apian, Peter called in German Brenkwitz

Died: Barbosa, Arius a native of Aveiro in Portugal

“Pirotecnia, nella quale si tratta non sole della diversita delle minere, ma anco di quanto si ricerca alia pratica di esse, e che s’appartienne all‘arte della fusione o getto de’ metalli,” Biringuccio, Vanucci an Italian mathematician

Born: Campian, Edmund an ingenious Roman catholic writer

Born: Ciaconius, Alphonsus a Spanish author of considerable celebrity

Born: Devereux, Walter the first earl of Essex of this name and family

“Observationes in Terentii Andriam et Eunuchum,” Dolet, Stephen a voluminous French writer

“La maniere de bien traduire d'une langue en une autre de la ponctuation Francoise, &c.” Dolet, Stephen a voluminous French writer

“Liber de imitatione Ciceroniana adversus Floridum Sabinum Responsio ad convitia ejusdem Sabini; Epigrammata in eundem,” Dolet, Stephen a voluminous French writer

Died: Donato, Bernardin a very learned scholar of the sixteenth century

Born: Dyer, Sir Edward a poet of the Elizabethan age

Born: Egerton, Thomas lord Ellesmere

Died: Eobanus, Hessus a celebrated Latin poet of Hesse

“Epigrammata arcuum triumphalium, Valentianis Carolo V. in ejus adventu exhibitorum,” Everard, Nicholas Grudius the third son of the preceding

“D. Basilii Moralia, et Ascetica,” Fumani, Adam an accomplished scholar and Latin poet

Born: Gilbert, William a learned physician

Born: Greenville, Sir Richard a gallant naval officer

Born: Grynæus, John James was born at Bern in 1540

Born: Jeannin, Peter a native of Burgundy

Died: Lampridius, Benedict of Cremona

“Acolastus,” Palsgrave, John a polite scholar

Died: Parmigiano, Il whose family name was Francis Mazzuoli

Born: Paruta, Paul a noble Venetian

Died: Pordenone, John Antony Licinius known by the former name

“Narratio de Libris Revolutionum Copernici,” Rheticus, George Joachim a celebrated German astronomer and mathematician

Born: Rogers, Daniel a man of considerable ability in the court of queen Elizabeth

Died: St. German, Christopher an English lawyer and law-writer of the sixteenth century

“Capitoli” Sansovino, Francis an Italian poet and historian

Born: Scaliger, Joseph Justus son of the preceding

“The Epistles and Gospels, with a brief postill upon the same, from Advent to Low Sunday; and from Easter to Advent,” Taverner, Richard a pious layman of the reigns of Henry VIII

Died: Valdes, John a Spanish reformer of the sixteenth century

Born: Vere, Edward seventeenth earl of Oxford

Born: Vieta, Francis a very celebrated French mathematician

1541

“Enchiridion Principis ac Magistratus Christiani,” Ægidius, Peter a lawyer

Died: Akakia, Martin professor of medicine in the university of Paris

“Historic di Bologna, deca e libro primo deca secunda sino all' anno 1253,” Alberti, Leander adominican and provincial of his order

Born: Alting, Menso the father of Henry and grandfather of James Alting

“Recueil des divers auteurs sur l'education des enfans,” Anysius, Janus a modem Latin poet

Born: Barclay, William a learned and eminent Civilian

Born: Bauhin, John his eldest son

“Dialogus de concilio,” Benavidio, Mark in Latin Marcus Mantua Benavidius

Died: Bunel, Peter an elegant Latin scholar

Died: Calcagnini, Celio a canon of the church of Ferrara

“Diarium Expeditions Scoticae,” Cecil, William lord Burleigh

Died: Cerrati, Paul a lawyer and Latin poet

Born: Ceruti, Frederick a learned philologist

Born: Charron, Peter was born at Paris in 1541

Born: Chretien, Florent a French poet

“Bibliotheca Eliotae,” Cooper, Thomas a learned English bishop

“The Olde Faithe,” Coverdale, Miles the pious and learned bishop of Exeter in the reign of Edward VI. was born in Yorkshire in 1487 (?–1568)

“Christen State of Matrimony,” Coverdale, Miles the pious and learned bishop of Exeter in the reign of Edward VI. was born in Yorkshire in 1487 (?–1568)

Born: Crillon, Louis De Berthon De of an illustrious family of Italy

“De origine Turcorum,” Cuspinian, John whose German name was Speis­Hammer

“Libri tres de legato, de immunitate legatorum, et de Joannis Langiachi Lemovicensis episcopi Legationibus,” Dolet, Stephen a voluminous French writer

“Les epitres et evangiles des cinquante-deux dimanches, &,c. avec brieve exposition,” Dolet, Stephen a voluminous French writer

“Lexicon Chaldaicum,” Elias, Levita a rabbi of the sixteenth century

“The Castle of Health,” Elyot, Sir Thomas a gentleman of eminent learning in the reign of king Henry Vlil. and author of several works

“Sententise vere elegantes pian, sive capitula Patrum,” Fagius, Paul whose German name was Buchlein

Born: Fevardentius, Francis a Franciscan friar

Born: Fevre, Guy De Sieur De La Boderie Or Giudo Fabricius Boderianus

“On the difference between the Platonic and Aristotelian Philosophy,” Gemistus, George an eminent Greek philosopher

Born: Groto, Lewis an Italian poet

“De Bello Trojano, lib. V.” Joseph Of Exeter a writer of considerable taste and elegance

Born: Mercati, Michael a physician and naturalist

Died: Merlin, James a learned doctor of the Sorbonne

“On the Education of Ladies,” Piccolomini, Alexander archbishop of Patras

Died: Regius, Urban a name he thought proper to change

“Procli sphaeram comment.” Stoefler, John a German mathematician

Born: Stubbs, John a learned lawyer in queen Elizabeth’s reign

Born: Tossanus, Daniel a learned protestant divine

1542

Born: Allen, Thomas an eminent mathematician of the sixteenth century

Born: Aquaviva, Claudius son to John Jerome

“Declaration of William Tolwyn,” Bale, John in Latin Baleus or Balæus

Died: Barland, Adrian a learned and voluminous writer

Born: Barradas, Sebastian a Jesuit and eminent Portuguese divine

“Leges de re Rustica, et Novella Constitutio prima,” Baudouin, Francis in Latin Balduinus

Born: Bellarmin, Robert an Italian Jesuit

Born: Benci, Francis an Italian orator and poet

Died: Benivieni, Jerome a celebrated poet of Florence (1453–?)

Died: Beolco, Angelo surnamed Ruzzante

“Le Chevalier Chretien,” Berquin, Lewis De a gentleman of Artois

“De monetarum potestate simul et utilitate,” Biel, Gabriel one of the ablest scholastic divines of his time

“Commentaries on the aphorisms of Hippocrates and Galen,” Brasavola, Antonius Musa a famous physician

Born: Canterus, Willum an eminent linguist and philologer

Died: Chasseneuz, Bartholomew was born at IssyTEveque

“Commentary on the Galatians,” Claudius or

Died: Clenard, Nicholas was a native of Diest

“The Actes of the Disputation in the cowncell of the empyre, holden at Regenspurg 1” Coverdale, Miles the pious and learned bishop of Exeter in the reign of Edward VI. was born in Yorkshire in 1487 (?–1568)

“Miles Christianus,” Dolet, Stephen a voluminous French writer

“On Confession,” Dolet, Stephen a voluminous French writer

Born: Estius, William an eminent Dutch divine of the popish persuasion

Died: Faber, John sirnamed from one of his works

“Liber Fidei,” Fagius, Paul whose German name was Buchlein

“Liber Tobijr,” Fagius, Paul whose German name was Buchlein

“Alexandri Aphrodisiensis Commentarius in primum priorum Analyticbrum Aristotelis,” Felicianus, John Beunardine a native of Venice

Died: Fonseca, Anthony De a learned Dominican of Lisbon

“Historia Plantarum,” Fuchs, Leonard an eminent German physician and botanist

“Catalogus Episcoporum Ultrajectinorum,” Geldenhaur, Gerard Eobanus a learned German divine and historian

Died: Gratius, Ortuinus a native of Holhwic in the diocese of Minister

“De humana historia, vel de singularum hominis partium cognitione,” Landus, Bassianus an Italian physician

“Macer’s Herbal practysed by Dr. Lin aero, translated out of Latin into English.” Macer, Æmilius an ancient Latin poet

Born: Mæstlinus, Michael a celebrated astronomer of Germany

Born: Mary queen of Scots

Born: Molza, Tarquinia grand-daughter to the preceding

“De Crepusculis,” Nonius, Peter a very eminent Portuguese mathematician and physician

Born: Pagit a Puritan divine

“Annotationes in Lib. Gulielmi Lilii.de Lat. Norn, generibus,” Robertson, Thomas an eminent grammarian

Died: Shepreve, John a celebrated Latin poet and linguist

“Apophthegms” Udal, Nicholas an eminent schoolmaster of the sixteenth century

Died: Vida, Marcus Hieronymus an elegant modern Latin poet and critic

“Epithetorum commentarii,” Zanchius, Basil one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

1543

Born: Adamson, Patrick a Scottish prelate

“Contractse ex veteribus Medicinae Tetrabiblos,” Ætius a physician of Armicla

Died: Agnolo, Baccio D' a sculptor and architect of Florence

Born: Alberti, John a German lawyer of the 16th century

“Phil. Melanch. super utraque Sacramenti specie, et de authoritate Episcoporum,” Alen, Edmond a native of Norfolk

Died: Aquilanus, Sebastianus his true name being unknown

Died: Aurogallus, Matthew a native of Bohemia

“Yet a course at the Homy she Fox,” Bale, John in Latin Baleus or Balæus

Died: Bellay, William Du another brother of the preceding

“Machumetis Saraceriorum principis, ejusque successorum vitae, doctrina, ac ipse Alcoran,” Bibliander, Theodore an eminent Protestant divine

Born: Boscan, John Almogaver a Spanish poet

Born: Bunney, Francis younger brother of the preceding

“Musculorum humani corporis picturata dissectio,” Cananus, John Baptist one of the restorers and improvers of anatomy

“The Office of Servants,” Chaloner, Sir Thomas a gallant soldier

“De dormientibus in Christo,” Cheke, Sir John a learned writer of the sixteenth century

Died: Copernicus, Nicholas an eminent astronomer

Died: Eckius, John a learned divine

Died: Egmont, Lamoral Count one of the principal lords of the bow Countries

Born: Fontana, Domenick an eminent Italian architect

Died: Gibertus, John Matthew an eminent patron of literature

Born: Gordon, James a Scotch Jesuit

Born: Goulart, Simon a protestant divine

“Plutarch’s Precepts for the preservation of good health,” Hales, John a learned Englishman

Born: Hanmer, Meredith an English divine of a very mixed character

Born: Heurnius, John a celebrated physician

Born: Lesdiguieres, Francis De Bonne, Duke De peer

Died: Longueil, Gilbert a skilful physician of the sixteenth century

“Observationes in Pomponium Melam,” Nunez, Ferdinand one of the restorers of literature in Spain

“On History,” Robortello, Francis a celebrated critic in the sixteenth century

“Dictionarium Latino-Gallicum,” Stephanus, Robert the most celebrated printer of this family

Born: Still, John bishop of Bath and Wells

Born: Texeira, Joseph Peter a learned Portuguese Dominican

“The hunting of the Romish 'Fox,” Turner, William a very eminent naturalist and divine

“Avium praecipuarum, quarum apud Plinium et Aristotelem mentio est, brevis et succincta historia,” Turner, William a very eminent naturalist and divine

“De Humani Corporis Fabrica,” Vesalius, Andrew a celebrated anatomist and physician

Born: Zucchero, Frederico an eminent painter

1544

Died: Arena, Anthony D' a lawyer and macaronic poet in the sixteenth century

“Toxophilus,” Ascham, Roger an illustrious English scholar (?–1568)

Died: Audley, Thomas descended of an ancient and honourable family

Born: Bancroft, Richard archbishop of Canterbury in

Born: Bartas, William De Salluste Du the son of a treasurer of France

“Origine Vitaet costumi di Dante Alighieri,” Boccaccio, John one of the most eminent Italian poets and scholars

Born: Bodley, Sir Thomas that illustrious benefactor to literature

“Obras de Boscan y Garcilaso,” Boscan, John Almogaver a Spanish poet

Born: Bus, Cæsar De founder of the society of the priests

“Remedio alia pestilente Dottrina d'Ochino,” Catharinus, Ambrose a celebrated divine of the sixteenth century

“Scholia in N. Test.” Clarius, Isidorus one of the most learned divines in the sixteenth century

Died: Cordus, Valerius son of the preceding

“Opuscula,” Curio, Cœlius Secundus of Piemont

“Dialoghi della Musica,” Doni, Anthony Francis a Florentine

“Philip’s Repertory.” Eberus, Paul one of the early reformers

Born: Fevre, Nicolas Le a very ingenious

Died: Folengo, Theophilus more known by his assumed name of Merlin Coccaio

Born: Franck but more generally called Old Francks

Died: Fumani, Adam an accomplished scholar and Latin poet

“De methoclo ac ratione studendi in jure civili libri tres,” Gribaldus, Matthew surnamed Mofa

Died: Guevara, Antony De a Spanish writer

“A present consolation for the sufferance of persecution for righteousness,” Joy, John one of the early promoters of the reformation

“Jatropologia Liber quo multa adversus Barbaros Medicos disputantur,” Ingrassias, Jon Philip an eminent physician and medical writer

“De medendi methodo,” Kaye, John a learned English physician and co-founder of Gonvil and Caius college

Died: Latome, James a learned scholastib divine of the sixteenth century

Died: Lee, Edward archbishop of York

Died: Magnus, John archbishop of Upsal

Died: Marot, Clement son of the preceding

Born: Masson, Papirius a French historical and miscellaneous writer

Died: Molza, Francis-Maria an eminent Italian and Latin poet

Died: More, Sir Thomas chancellor of England in the reign of Henry VIII. and one of the most illustrious 1Gent (?–1535)

Born: Nevile, Alexander an English poetical writer

Born: Palma, Jacob the Young

“Recueil desCEuvres de B. Desperiers,” Periers, Bonaventure Dbs an old French satirist

“The Regimen of Life,” Phaer, Thomas a Welsh physician and poet

Born: Pithou, Francis advocate to the parliament of Paris

“De orbis concordia,” Postel, William a very ingenious but visionary man

“Historiae ecclesiastics scriptores, Eusebii preparatio et demonstratio evangelica,” Stephanus, Robert the most celebrated printer of this family

“Historia de naturis herbarum, scholiis et notis vallata,” Turner, William a very eminent naturalist and divine

Born: Verdier, Antony, Seigneur De Vauprivas a very useful biographer and bibliographer

1545

“Lucidario in Musica di alcune Oppenioni Antiphe e Moderne,” Aaron, Pietro who flourished in the sixteenth century (14801550)

“De Nativitatibus,” Abraham, Ben Chaila a Spanish rabbi

“Varipus History.” Ælian, Claudius an historian and rhetorician

“Le Richesse della Lingua Volgare,” Alunno, Francis an Italian scholar and mathematician

“Two decades of the history of Ferdinand and Isabella,” Antonius Ælius Nebrissensis was born in 1442

“Toxophilus the school of Shooting, in two books,” Ascham, Roger an illustrious English scholar (?–1568)

“Canti xi. composti del Bandello, ilelle lodi della signora Lucrezia Gonzaga,” Bandello, Matthew a celebrated Italian novelist

“Prolegomena seu prefata de jure civili,” Baudouin, Francis in Latin Balduinus

Died: Bayf, Lazarus De father to the above

“Observationes legales,” Benavidio, Mark in Latin Marcus Mantua Benavidius

Died: Berruguete, Alonzo an eminent Spanish painter

“Oracula Sybillina Gr. cum castigationibus,” Betuleius, Sixtus whose name in German was Birck

“Dialogo amoroso e rime di Giuseppe Betussi e d'altri autori,” Betussi, Joseph an Italian scholar of considerable celebrity

“De Genealogia deorum” Betussi, Joseph an Italian scholar of considerable celebrity

“Tractatus de indiciis homicidii ex proposito conmiissi, &c.” Bianchi, Mark Anthony an Italian lawyer

Born: Casserius, Julius a distinguished anatomist

“Prayers or Meditations, wherein the mind is stirred patiently to suffer all afflictions here, and to set at nought the vain prosperitie of this worlde, and always to long for the everlasting felicitee,” Catherine Parr sixth and last queen to Henry VIII. celebrated for her learning (15121548)

“Hist. M, T, Ciceronis, Marci filii,” Cicero, Marcus the son of Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The Defence of a certayne poore Christen Man who als shuld have beene condemned by the Popes Lawe,” Coverdale, Miles the pious and learned bishop of Exeter in the reign of Edward VI. was born in Yorkshire in 1487 (?–1568)

“An Abridgment of Erasmus’s Enchiridion militis Christiani,” Coverdale, Miles the pious and learned bishop of Exeter in the reign of Edward VI. was born in Yorkshire in 1487 (?–1568)

Born: Dousa, Janus a very learned man

Born: Drake, Sir Francis one of our most distinguished naval heroes

“Ammonii Hermeae Comment, in Isagogen Porphyrii,” Felicianus, John Beunardine a native of Venice

“De vacuandi ratione, liber,” Fernel, John Francis physician to Henry II. of France

Died: Firenzuola, Angelo so called from his native city

“M. Ant. Flaminii in Librum Psalmorum brevis explanatio,” Flaminio, Mark Anthony an eminent Latin poet

“Cornarus furens,” Fuchs, Leonard an eminent German physician and botanist

“On the Investigation of the truth of Metals, and on Furnaces, with other works,” Geber, John a physician and astronomer

Born: Gerarde, John a surgeon and famous herbalist of the time of queen Elizabeth

Born: Harvey, Gabriel a caustic wit of the Elizabethan period

“Commentary on Daniel, from Melancthon,” Joy, John one of the early promoters of the reformation

Born: Junius professor of divinity at Leyden

Died: Lupset, Thomas an eminent scholar (?–1532)

“History of the Caesars,” Mexia, Peter a historian of some note in Spain

“Cicero de finibus,” Morel is the name of a family well known among the eminent French printers (15601638)

Born: Oleaster, Jerome a learned Portuguese Dominican of the sixteenth century

“Maniere de trailer les playes faites par harquebuses, fleches, &c.” Pare', Ambrose a French surgeon of eminence

“Council of Trent.” Pole, Reginald an eminent cardinal (?–1558)

“The lives, heroic deeds, and sayings of Gargantua and Pantagruel.” Rabelais, Francis a celebrated French wit

Born: Stanyhurst, Richard an historian

“Petrarch,” Tornasius, John the first of a family of eminent printers and booksellers

“Rescuing of the Romish Fox,” Turner, William a very eminent naturalist and divine

Born: Turselin, Horace a learned and indefatigable Jesuit of Rome

1546

“Elegantiæ Grammaticæ,” Aben-Ezra -Hezer

“La Coltiva­?ione,” Alamanni, Luigi an eminent Italian poet (14751556)

“Bucolicorum auctores,” Ammonius, Andrew a native of Lucca

“De revocatrone feudi alienati,” Anania, John D' was a lawyer of much reputation in the fifteenth century

“Collection des auteurs bucoliques,” Anysius, Janus a modem Latin poet

“The true hystorie of the Christen departynge of the reverend man D. Martyne Luther, &c.” Bale, John in Latin Baleus or Balæus

“Commeiitarii in libros quatuor instituti juris civilis,” Baudouin, Francis in Latin Balduinus

“Novi Testament! Concordantia Grseca,” Betuleius, Sixtus whose name in German was Birck

Born: Beyma, Julius an eminent lawyer

Born: Bigne, Marguerin De La a priest

“Bucolicorum auctorcs,” Boccaccio, John one of the most eminent Italian poets and scholars

Died: Boccaccino, Boccaccio an artist who flourished about 1496-

Born: Bodley, Laurence a younger brother of sir Thonas Bodley

Born: Brahe, Tycho a very celebrated astronomer

Died: Calcar, John a historical and portrait painter

Born: Chaderton, Laurence first master of Emanuel-­college

“De Abusu Uroscopirc,” Cordus, Euricius called by Melchior Adam

Born: Desportes, Philip a poet to whom much of the improvement of the French language is attributed

Died: Elyot, Sir Thomas a gentleman of eminent learning in the reign of king Henry Vlil. and author of several works

Born: Gerlach, Stephen a Lutheran divine

“La Couronne Marguaritique,” Maire, John Le an early French poet

Born: Matthew, Tobias an eminent English prelate

Born: Parsons, Robert in both which ways he wrote his name

Died: Pippi, Julio called more frequently Julio Romano

Born: Piscator, John a protestant German divine

Born: Pistorius, John a learned divine

Born: Querenghi, Antony a poet of Italy

Born: Rhodoman, Laurence a learned German

Born: Sprangher, Bartholomew a German painter

Born: Sylburgius, Frederic a learned German

Born: Taliacotius, Gaspar professor of medicine and anatomy in the university of Bologna

“Oratio” Tatian a writer of the primitive church

“On the illustrious ecclesiastical Writers,” Trithemius, John a celebrated abbot of the Benedictine order

“Chiliades,” Tzetzes, John a celebrated grammarian of Constantinople

Born: Vander-Linden, John Antonides a learned professor of physic at Leyden

1547

“Compendiolo di niolti dubbj segreti et sentenze intorno il Canto-fermo e figurato,” Aaron, Pietro who flourished in the sixteenth century (14801550)

“Pausanias,” Amaseo, Romulus the son of Gregory Amaseo

Died: Amboise, Michael D' a miscellaneous French writer

“Heliodorus,” Amyot, James bishop of Auxerre and grand almoner of France

“Rime,” Aragon, Tullia D' a celebrated poetess of Italy

“Dialogo deli‘ infinita d’Amore,” Aragon, Tullia D' a celebrated poetess of Italy

“Maritime Dialogues” Arrivabene, John Francis of a noble family of Mantua

“A treatise of moral Philosophy,” Baldwin, William according to Wood

Born: Bales, Peter the most famous master in the art of penmanship

Born: Barneveldt, John D'Olden the celebrated Dutch statesman

Died: Bectoz, Claude De daughter of a gentleman of Dauphine

“Dramata sacra,” Betuleius, Sixtus whose name in German was Birck

“Cautelse singulares ad reorum defensam,” Bianchi, Mark Anthony an Italian lawyer

“Tractatus de compromissis faciendis inter conjunctos, et de exceptionibus impeclientibus litis ingressum,” Bianchi, Mark Anthony an Italian lawyer

Born: Bonifacio, John an eminent Italian lawyer

Died: Bonner, Edmund bishop of London

“A Treatise on the residence of Bishops,” Carranza, Bartholomew a Dominican

Born: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel De the author of Don Quixote

“Providentia Dei,” Cheke, Sir John a learned writer of the sixteenth century

Died: Cisner, Nicholas whom we have just mentioned as the editor of Cino da Pistoia’s works

Born: Emmius, Ubbo a learned professor of Groningen

“Porphyrius de abstinentia animalium,” Felicianus, John Beunardine a native of Venice

Born: Frischlin, Nicodemus a learned critical and poetical writer of Germany

“L'Anti Machiavel,” Gentillet, Innocent a Protestant lawyer

Died: Grafton, Richard an English printer and historian

Died: Hall, Edward an English lawyer and historiographer (15001547)

Born: Heywood, John one of the oldest English dramatic writers

Born: Hilliard, Nicholas an English artist

“Answer to the Lord Winchester’s book, entitled A detection of the Devil’s Sophistry, &c.” Hooper, John an eminent prelate and martyr

“A Declaration of Christ and his office,” Hooper, John an eminent prelate and martyr

Born: Hospinian, Ralph a learned Swiss writer

Died: Leland, John an eminent English antiquary

Born: Lipsius, Justus a very learned critic

Born: Manutius, Aldus the younger

“Laus Asini,” Mexia, Peter a historian of some note in Spain

“Observationes in loca obscura et depravata Hist. Nat. C. Plinii, cum retractationibus quorundam locorum Geographiae Pomponii Melae, locisque aliis non paucis in diversis utriusque linguae authoribus castigatis et exposuis,” Nunez, Ferdinand one of the restorers of literature in Spain

“Rime” Parabosco, Jerome an Italian comic writer

Died: Perino Del Vaga, Otherwise Pierino Buonaccorsi one of the most distinguished scholars and assistants of Raphael in the Vatican

Died: Piombo, Sebastian Del was called also Venetiano

“Clavis absconditorum a, constitutione ixmndi,” Postel, William a very ingenious but visionary man

Died: Sabinus, George whose family name was Schalter (?–1560)

Died: Schoner, John a noted German philosopher and mathematician

Born: Snell, Rodolph a Dutch philosopher

“Andria” Stephanus, Francis the eldest son of the preceding

“Dante,” Tornasius, John the first of a family of eminent printers and booksellers

“Les Marguerites des Marguerites de la reine de Navarre,” Tornasius, John the first of a family of eminent printers and booksellers

Died: Vatablus, Francis, an eminent Hebrew scholar

Born: Whitaker, William one of the most eminent divines of the sixteenth century (?–1595)

Died: Wilson, Florence known in his own time

1548

“De Urinis Hbri septem.” Actuarius, John

“A Christian Introduction for youth, containing the principles of our faith and religion,” Alen, Edmond a native of Norfolk

“Decisiones physionomicae,” Apono, Peter a physician and astrologer

“A godly Medytacyon of the Christen Soule, from the French of Margaret queen of Navarre,” Bale, John in Latin Baleus or Balæus

“Poemata juvenilia,” Beza, Theodore one of the chief promoters of the Reformation

“De ratione communi omnium linguarum et litterarum commentarius,” Bibliander, Theodore an eminent Protestant divine

Born: Bocchi, Francis one of the most voluminous writers of Florence

“Primitiae,” Bradford, John one of the most eminent of the protestant divines who suffered martyrdom in the reign of queen Mary

Died: Buchanan, George a Scottish historian

“Discorsi Piacevoli,” Calmo, Andrew who was born at Venice about the year 1510

Born: Candido, Peter was an artist

Died: Capilupi, Camillus a native of Mantua

“Contradicentium Medicorum libri duo,” Cardan, Jerom an Italian physician

Died: Cortez, Gregory a learned cardinal

“Carmina quinque poetarum,” Cotta, John an elegant modern Latin poet

Born: Craig, Sir Thomas was born at Edinburgh in 1548

Died: Fagius, Paul whose German name was Buchlein

“Bibliotheca.” Gesner, Conrad an eminent scholar

“Common Prayer Book” Goodrich, Thomas an eminent English prelate

“The Union of the Houses of York and Lancaster,” Hall, Edward an English lawyer and historiographer (15001547)

“Atticae linguae interpres facilis, disertus, aptus.” Harpsfeld, Nicholas brother to the preceding

Died: Hotman, Fuancis in Latin Hototnanus

“Lexicon Graeco-Latinum,” Junius, Adrian a learned Hollander

“Paraphrase on St. Mark,” Kay, Thomas the antagonist of Dr

“An^lorum Regum Chronices Epitome,” Lily, William an eminent English grammarian (?–1523)

Born: Marcilius, Theodora a learned German critic

Born: Pareus, David a celebrated divine of the reformed religion

Died: Placentinus, Peter is said to have been the real name of a German author

Born: Procaccini, Julius Cæsar an eminent artist

“The Urinal of Physic, and the Judicial of Urines,” Recorde, Robert a learned physician and mathematician

“A declaration of the twelve articles of the Christen faythe, &c.” Regius, Urban a name he thought proper to change

“The Olde Learnyng and the New compared, &c.” Regius, Urban a name he thought proper to change

“Epistola exhortatoria missa ad Nobilitatem ac Plebem universumque populum regni Scotiae, Lond.” Seymour, Edward duke of Somerset

“Institutiones Chris, tiana?,” Soto, Peter a contemporary of the preceding

Born: Sparke, Thomas a puritan divine of considerable note

Born: Suarez, Francis a Spanish Jesuit

“Names of Herbes, in Greek, Latin, English, Dutch and French,” Turner, William a very eminent naturalist and divine

Born: Van Mander, Charles another eminent artist

1549

“Alciati’s emblems translated,” Aneau, Bartholomew a man of eminent learning in the sixteenth (15151565)

“Geomantia,” Apono, Peter a physician and astrologer

“The Canticles or Balades of Solomon, phraselyke declared in English metres,” Baldwin, William according to Wood

“A Dialogue or Communycacyon to be had at a table between two chyldren gathered out of the Holy Scriptures, by John Bale for his two yonge sonnes, Johan acid Paule,” Bale, John in Latin Baleus or Balæus

“Gemma Ecclesiastica,” Barry, Girald usually called Giraldus Cambren­sis

“Trium poetarurn elegantissimorum, Porcelii, Basinii, et Trebanii Opuscula nunc primum edita,” Basin of Parma

“Cynogeticon,” Bodin, John a French lawyer

Died: Bomberg, Daniel a celebrated printer of the sixteenth century

Born: Broughton, Hugh a divine of great eminence for his extensive knowledge in Hebrew and rabbinical learning

“De omnibus totius Germanise Episcopatibus Epitome, &c.” Bruschius, Caspar a Latin historian and poet

Died: Calvin, John one of the chief reformers of the church (?–1564)

“Moriae Encomium,” Chaloner, Sir Thomas a gallant soldier

Died: Chamber, John a learned physician in the sixteenth century

“The true subject to the rebel*” Cheke, Sir John a learned writer of the sixteenth century

“De actis et scriptis Lutheri,” Cochlæus, John a native of Nuremberg

Born: Coke, Sir Edward lord chief-justice of England

Died: Colocci, Angelo in Latin Angelus Colotius

“The second volume of the Paraphrase ef Erasmus on the New Testament,” Coverdale, Miles the pious and learned bishop of Exeter in the reign of Edward VI. was born in Yorkshire in 1487 (?–1568)

“An Oration at the conclusion of the same;” Cox, Richard a learned English bishop (?–1581)

Born: Craig, Nicholas Cragius

“Rime Maritime,” Franco, Nicolas an Italian poet of the infamous class which disgraced the sixteenth century

Born: Garzoni, Thomas an Italian writer of some note

“La Circe,” Gelli, John Baptist an eminent Italian writer

Born: Gibbons, Richard a learned English Jesuit

Born: Godefroi, Denys an eminent lawyer

Born: Gorlæus, Abraham an eminent antiquary

“Lesson of the Incarnation of Christ,” Hooper, John an eminent prelate and martyr

Died: Hospital, Michel De L' chancellor of France

“Concordia Evangelica,” Jansenius, Cornelius a learned Flemish prelate (?–1576)

Died: Major, John a scholastic divine and historian

Born: Mornay, Philip De lord of Plessis Marly

“Apostolicae Institutiones in parvum libellum collectse.” Nogarola, Lewis a learned Italian

“Loci Theologici,” Perion, Joachim a learned doctor of the Sorbonne

“The Long Way,” Pisan, Christina De an Italian by birth

“Targum of Jonathan, son of Uziel, on Jeremiah,” Quinquarboreus or

Born: Rainolds, John one of the most learned and eminent divines of the sixteenth century

“The Ground of Arts, teaching the perfect worke and practice of Arithmeticke, both in whole numbers and fractions, after a more easie and exact forme then in former time hath beene set forth,” Recorde, Robert a learned physician and mathematician

Born: Savile, Sir Henry a most learned man

Died: Sternhold, Thomas an English poet and psalmodist

Born: Tabourot, Stephen a French author

“The History of Italy,” Thomas, Wilmam a learned writer of the sixteenth century

“Of the vanity of the World,” Thomas, Wilmam a learned writer of the sixteenth century

Born: Ziegler, James a learned philosopher