Events noted in 1550

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1550

“Enumeratio u fisci,” Afflitto, Matthew lawyer

“Descrizione di tutta l'Italia,” Alberti, Leander adominican and provincial of his order

Died: Alciati, Andrew lawyer

Died: Amberger, Christopher painter

Born: Anthony, Dr. Francis a noted empiric and chemist in the latter end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth centuries

Born: Arnauld, Anthony eldest son of Anthony Arnauld

Born: Aubigne, Theodore Agrippa D' a very celebrated French Protestant

“Defenses touchant son Ortographc Francoise centre les censures et calomnies de Glaumalis,” Autels, William Des poet

“The Predestination and Election of God;” Bacon, Lady Anne the second daughter of sir Anthony Cooke

“A treatise concerning Justification,” Balnaves, Henry one of the promoters of the reformation in Scotland

“Hecuba” Bayf, Lazarus De father to the above

“Prima Rudimenta in linguam Hebraicam,” Baynes, Ralph prelate

Died: Bellenden, Sir writer

Died: Berauld, Nicholas was born at Orleans in 1475

Died: Berengarius, James physician and anatomist (1490–?)

“Commentary” Betuleius, Sixtus whose name in German was Birck

“Ephemeris Historica,” Beuther, Michael writer

“Tragedie Franchise du Sacrifice d' Abraham,” Beza, Theodore one of the chief promoters of the Reformation

“Quomodo oporteat legere sacras scripturas, praescriptiones Apostolorum, Prophetarum, &c.” Bibliander, Theodore divine

Died: Bless, Henry painter

Born: Bond, John a celebrated commentator and grammarian

Died: Bourbon, Nicholas poet

“Though thou couldst not feed the flock with fine cakes and white bread, yet should thou satisfy them with barley-bread.” Bradford, John queen

Born: Brill, Matthew artist

Died: Bryan, Sir Francis poet

“Epistolarum miscellanearum, libri decem,” Campegio, Lawrence cardinal

“Historia aliquot nostri saeculi Martyrum, cum pia, turn lectu jucunda, nuuqua.ni antehac typis excusa,” Chauncy, Maurice whose name we find sometimes spelt Chamney

Died: Cœck, Peter called likewise P. Van Aelst

“Annalium libri Sex,” Craig, Nicholas Cragius

Born: Cremonini, Caesar professor of philosophy at Fer­*ara and at Padua

“Epigrams,” Crowley, Robert divine

“De amplitudine bead regni Dei,” Curio, Cœlius Secundus of Piemont

Born: Drusius, John critic

“Calendarium Historicum,” Eberus, Paul one of the early reformers

“Commentaries upon Homer” Eustathius critic

“Roma,” Fabricius, George a learned German

Died: Ferrari, Gaudenzio artist

Born: Fitzherbert, Nicholas grandson also to sir Anthony Fitzherbert

“In Topica Ciceronis paraphrasis et scholia,” Fox Morzillo, Sebastian a learned Spaniard

Died: Gambara, Veronica an Italian poetess

Born: Gentilis, Albericds an eminent civilian at Oxford

“Historia Francisci Spira?, cui anno 1548, familiaris aderat, secundum quae ipse viclit & audivit,” Gribaldus, Matthew surnamed Mofa

“Latin Bible,” Gryphius, Sebastian a celebrated printer of Lyons

Born: Guidiccioni, John poet

Born: Haræus, Francis divine

“Sermons on Jonas,” Hooper, John prelate

“A godly confession and protestation of the Christian Faith,” Hooper, John prelate

“Declaration pf the ten holy Commandments,” Hooper, John prelate

Born: Hunnius, Giles divine

“Concio in templo B. M. Virginis,” Jewel, John prelate

Born: Lemos, Thomas De Dominican

Born: Leschassier, James lawyer

Born: Maintenon, Madam De a very extraordinary French lady

“Tables of the Chaldee Grammar,” Mercier, John Le a celebrated philologer

“Universal Cosmography,” Munster, Sebastian divine

Born: Napier, John baron of Merchiston in Scotland

Died: Niphus, Augustine, a learned Italian

Born: Pacius, Juuus lawyer

Born: Pulzone, Scipio of Gaeta

Born: Rosinus, John in German Roszfelit

Born: Sadeler, John the first of a family of distinguished engravers

Died: Sainte-Marthe in Latin Sammartbanus

Born: Scamozzi, Vincent architect

“L‘Etica d’Aristotele, tradotta in volga Fiorentino,” Segni, Bernard writer

“A spirituall and most precious pearl, teaching all men to love and embrace the cross, as a most sweet and necessary thing,” Seymour, Edward duke of Somerset

Born: Smith, Henry divine

“Commentaries on the Epistle to the Romans,” Soto, Dominic Dominican

Born: Stenwyck, Henry called The Old

“The principal rules of the Italian Grammar, with a dictionary for the better understanding of Boccacce, Petrarch, and Dante,” Thomas, Wilmam writer

Born: Ursus, Nicolas Raimarus writer (?–1589)

1551

Born: Acernus, Sebastian Fabian a native of Poland

Born: Amboise, Francis D' lived in the latter end of the sixteenth

“De Institution^ Historic Universae,” Baudouin, Francis in Latin Balduinus

“Histoire des Poissons,” Belon, Peter of the faculty of Paris

“Le Siecle d'or,” Berenger De La Tour poet

“Amplior consideratio decreti synodalis Trident, de authent. doct. eccl. Dei, &c.” Bibliander, Theodore divine

“De ratione temp. Christ. c. liber,” Bibliander, Theodore divine

“Evangelica historia,” Bibliander, Theodore divine

“Monasteriorum Germanise prsecipuorum, &c. Centuria Prima,” Bruschius, Caspar historian

Died: Bucer, Martin an eminent German reformer

Born: Camden, William one of the most eminent English antiquaries

Born: Canaye, Philip De La seigneur du Fresne

“Commentaries on St. Paul’s,” Catharinus, Ambrose divine

“De obitu doctissimi et sanctissimi Theologi domini Martini Buceri, &c. Epistolae duse,” Cheke, Sir John writer

“Oratio de utilitate et excellentia Verbi Dei,” Cockburn, Patrick professor of the Oriental languages at Paris

“Sentences extraictes de la Saincte Escriture pour Tinstruction des Enfans,” Cordier, Mathurin in Latin Corderius

“An Answer by the reverend father in God, Thomas Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England, and Metropolitan, unto a crafty and sophistical caviilation, devised by Stephen Gardiner, doctor of law, late bishop of Winchester, against the true and godly doctrine of the most Holy Sacrament of the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ. Wherein is also, as occasion serveth, answered such places of the book of Dr. Richard Smith, as may seem any thing worthy the answering. Also a true Copy of the book written, and in open court delivered by Dr. Stephen Gardiner, not one word added or diminished, but faithfully in all points agreeing with the original,” Cranmer, Thomas archbishop

Born: Delrio, Martin Antony Jesuit

“Commentaries upon the Epistles of St. James, St. Peter, and the first Epistle of St. John,” Folengio, John Baptist was born at Mantua in 1490

“De Christo Triumphante,” Fox, John divine

“Le Lettioni iiell' Academia Fiorentina,” Gelli, John Baptist writer

Born: Germon, Anastasius lawyer

Died: Grey, Lady Jane was an illustrious personage of the blood royal of England by both parents: her grandmother on her father’s side

Born: Helmich, Werner divine

Died: Mæstlinus, Michael a celebrated astronomer of Germany

“Agricultura sacra,” Naogeorge, Thomas divine

“Hieremias Tragedia,” Naogeorge, Thomas divine

Died: Nowell, Alexander divine (?–1602)

“Oracolo,” Parabosco, Jerome writer

Born: Portus, Æmilius was born in 1551

“Targum in Osean, Joelem, Amosum,” Quinquarboreus or

“The Pathway to Knowledge, containing the first principles of Geometric, as they may moste aptly be applied unto practise, bothe for use of Instrumentes Geometricall and Astronomicall, and also for projection of Plattes much necessary for all sortes of men,” Recorde, Robert mathematician

“The Castle of Knowledge, containing the Explication of the Sphere bothe Celestiall and Materiall, and divers other things incident thereto. With sundry pleasaunt proofes and certaine newe demonstrations not written before in any vulgare woorkes,” Recorde, Robert mathematician

Died: Redman, John one of the most learned divines of his time

“Prutenicse Tabulae Ccelestiurn Motuum,” Reinhold, Erasmus mathematician

“Ephemerides,” Rheticus, George Joachim mathematician

“De Vita et victu populi Romani sub Imperatoribus,” Robortello, Francis critic

“Instrumentum Impedimentorum Luna3.” Schoner, John mathematician

Died: Seymour, Edward duke of Somerset

“Certayne chapters of the Proverbs of Solomon drawen into metre,” Sternhold, Thomas poet

“Rerum Germanicarum libri tres,” Sturmius, John the Cicero of Germany

“Translation of Cato’s speech, and Valerius’s answer, from the 4th decade of Li vy,” Thomas, Wilmam writer

“A preservative, or triacle against the Poison of Pelagius, lately renewed and stirred up again, by the furious secc of the anabaptists,” Turner, William divine

“New Herbal,” Turner, William divine

“Paraphrase on the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles,” Udal, Nicholas an eminent schoolmaster of the sixteenth century

Died: Vadianus, Joachim in German Von Watte

“The rule of Reason, containing the art of Logic,” Wilson, Thomas divine

1552

“Epigrammata,” Aglionby, Edward educated at Eton

“Brevis et dilucida de Sacramentis ecclesiae Christi tractatio in qua fons ipse et ratio totius sacramentariae nostri temporis controversies, paucis exponitur,” A Lasco, John A Lasco (1499–?)

Born: Alberti, Cherubino, Borghegiano painter

Died: Alberti, Leander adominican and provincial of his order

Died: Amaseo, Romulus the son of Gregory Amaseo

“Picta poesis,” Aneau, Bartholomew a man of eminent learning in the sixteenth (15151565)

Died: Antimachus, Mark-Antony one of the most celebrated Greek professors in Italy in the Sixteenth century

Died: Apian, Peter called in German Brenkwitz

“Decadas d'Asia,” Barros, John historian

“Sermo divin, majest. voce pronunciatus, seu Comment, in Decalog. et Sermon. Dom. in monte Sinai,” Bibliander, Theodore divine

“Vita B. Marci evangelists,” Bibliander, Theodore divine

“Querela Oxoniensis Academise ad Cantabrigiam,” Calfhill, James divine

“Enarrationes in Genesim,” Catharinus, Ambrose divine

Born: Chamberlain, John esq. was born about the middle of January 1552

Died: Chambers, David historian

“Abridgment of the History of Scotland, France, and Ireland.” Chambers, David historian

Born: Chiabrera, Gabrielo poet

Died: Cochlæus, John a native of Nuremberg

“De vulgari Sacrae Scriptura? phrasi,” Cockburn, Patrick professor of the Oriental languages at Paris

“Confutatio cavillationum, quibus sacrosanctum Eucharistiae Sacramentum ab impiis Capernaitis impeti soiet.” Cranmer, Thomas archbishop

Born: Croix Du Maine, Francis De Grude' La was born in the province of Maine in 1552

“Frugum Histona,” Dodoens, Rembert botanist

“I martiii, cive Raggionamenti fatti a i marmi di Fiorenza,” Doni, Anthony Francis a Florentine

“Oecumenius in Acta et Epistolas Catholicas,” Felicianus, John Beunardine a native of Venice

Died: Ferreti, Æminus in Latin Ferrettus

Born: Fitzherbert, Thomas grandson of sir Anthony

Born: Forman, Simon a celebrated astrologer

“De doctrina promiscua,” Galeoti, Martio was born at Narni

Died: Giraldi, Lilio Gregokio in Latin Gy raid us

Died: Gonzaga, Lucretia a lady of the sixteenth century

Died: Hedio, Caspar one of the early reformers

Died: Jovius, Paul historian

Born: Ley, Sir James lawyer

“Aphorismi Hippocratis hexametro carmine conscripti,” Luisinus, Louis physician

Born: Lyserus, Polycarp a learned Protestant theologian

“On the Cure of Gun-shot Wounds,” Maggi, Jerome an ingenious and learned man of the sixteenth century

Died: Mexia, Peter historian

Died: Meyer, James historian

Died: Munster, Sebastian divine

“Catenx upon the Psalms and Canticles,” Nicetas, Surnamed Serron deacon of the church of Constantinople

“De Nili ipcremento dialogus,” Nogarola, Lewis a learned Italian

“Platoni cæ Plutarchi questiones;” Nogarola, Lewis a learned Italian

“A Treatise de fardemens & de senteurs,” Nostradamus, Michel physician

Died: Osiander, Andrew divine

“Orationum, lib, 3,” Palearius, Aonlus writer

“Epigrammata in mortem duorum fratrum Suffolciensium, Caroli et Henrici Brandon,” Parkhurst, John prelate

“The Morality of Nobles,” Piccolomini, Alexander archbishop

Born: Powell, David divine

Born: Ralegh, Sir Walter or'Rawlegh

“Carolina in mortem duonim fratrum Suffolciensium, Henrici et Caroli Brandon,” Renniger, Michael or

Born: Ricci, Matthew Jesuit

Born: Sarpi, Paul usually called in England

Born: Schott, Andrew a very learned German

Born: Septalius, Louis physician

“Ad censuras Theologorum Parisiensium quibus Biblia a Roberto Stephano excusa calumniose notarunr, responsio,” Stephanus, Robert the most celebrated printer of this family

“Abrege de l'Histoire des vicomtes et dues de Milan,” Stephanus, Charles and third son of Henry

Born: Villalpando, John Baptist Jesuit

“Epistola de vita et obita duorum fratrum SufFolciensium, HenricietCaroli Brandon,” Wilson, Thomas divine

“De Differentiis Animaiium, lib. X.” Wotton, Edward physician

Died: Xavier, St. Francis commonly called the Apostle of the Indies

1553

“DeBalneis,” Abengnefit

“Biblia en lengua Espagnola, traduzida palabra por palabra de la verdad Hebraica, por mui excel lentes letrados, en Ferrara,” Abraham, Usque a Portuguese Jew

Died: Æpinus, John a fellow-labourer with Luther in promoting the Reformation

“Trattato di scientia d'Arme, con un Dialogo di Filoofia,” Agrippa, Camille architect

“De Immunitate ecclesiarum,” Albani, John Jerome born in 1504

“De Balneis omnibus quae extant apud Graecos et Arabes,” Alcadinus the son of Garsia

Born: Alpini, Prospero botanist

“Enarrationes in Dioscoridem,” Amatus, John Roderigo Amato physician

“Rhetoricorum Aristotelis, necnon paraphrasis Hermogenis tabulae, a D. A. collectos,” Atanagi, Dennis a native of Cagli

Born: Baldi, Bernard born at Urbino in the year 1553

“The vocacyon of Johan Bale to the Bishoprick of Ossorie in Ireland, his persecucions in the same, and final deliveraunce,” Bale, John in Latin Baleus or Balæus

“A dialogue describing these Lutheran factions, and many of their abuses,” Barlowe, William bishop

“De Arboribus coniferis,” Belon, Peter of the faculty of Paris

“Epitome illustriumjurisconsultorum,” Benavidio, Mark in Latin Marcus Mantua Benavidius

Born: Beni, Paul professor of eloquence in the university of Padua

“Temporum a condito mundo usque ad ultim. ipsiiis aetat. supputatio,” Bibliander, Theodore divine

“De fatis monarchic Romance, somnium, vaticinium Esdrse,” Bibliander, Theodore divine

Born: Bishop, William vicar apostolical in England

Died: Bonefacio called Veneziano

Born: Boscoli, Andrea painter

“Sermon of Repentance,” Bradford, John queen

“Meditations,” Bradford, John queen

Born: Browne, Sir Anthony an English judge

“Le Giocose moderne, e facetissime Egloghe Pastorali,” Calmo, Andrew who was born at Venice about the year 1510

Born: Calvart, Denis artist

Died: Catharinus, Ambrose divine

“Letters,” Curio, Cœlius Secundus of Piemont

“Austria, sive Commentarius de rebus Austrice Marchionum, Ducum, &c.” Cuspinian, John whose German name was Speis­Hammer

“Commentarius in Sexti Rufi libellum de regia, consulari, imperialique dignitate, &c.” Cuspinian, John whose German name was Speis­Hammer

“Herbarium Belgicum” Dodoens, Rembert botanist

“De Balneis,” Donde, James physician

Died: Dubraw, John bishop

Died: Dudley, John baron of Maipas

Died: Egnazio, Batista a learned Italian

Born: Erdeswicke, Sampson antiquary

“Opera Juridica” Ferreti, Æminus in Latin Ferrettus

Born: Hakluyt, Richard historian

“Concio ad clerum,” Harpsfeld, John dean

“A Play of the Weather, called, A new and a very merry Interlude of Weathers,” Heywood, John one of the oldest English dramatic writers

“Homily to be read in the time of pestilence,” Hooper, John prelate

Born: Hutter, Elias divine

Died: Joy, John one of the early promoters of the reformation

Born: Lilly, John writer

“The Historic and Testament of Squire Meldrum.” Lindsay, Sir David poet

Died: Mary queen (?–1558)

Born: Molina, Lewis born of a noble family at Cuenca

“Regnum papisticum,” Naogeorge, Thomas divine

“Erotema Grascae Linguae, cum proefatione Philippi Melanchthonis de utilitate Grsecae linguse,” Neander, Michael one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

“Synesius de Insomniis,” Nicephorus, Gregoras historian

Died: Nunez, Ferdinand one of the restorers of literature in Spain

“Les tres-marveilieuseS victoires des Femmes du Nouveau Monde, et comme elles doivent par raison a tout le monde commander, et me' me a; eeux qui auront la monarchic du Monde viel,” Postel, William a very ingenious but visionary man

“King Edward’s Catechism,” Poynet, John bishop

Died: Rabelais, Francis a celebrated French wit

Died: Reinhold, Erasmus mathematician

Born: Sanchez, Gaspar Jesuit

Born: Spenser, Edmund poet (?–1599)

Died: Staunford, Sir William lawyer

“Catonis Disticha Moralia,” Taverner, Richard a pious layman of the reigns of Henry VIII

Born: Thou, James Augustus historian

“Diacosio-martyrion, sive ducentorum virorum testimonia de veritate corporis et sanguinis Christi in eucharista, adversus Petrum Martyrem,” White, John bishop

“The art of Rhetoric,” Wilson, Thomas divine

1554

“Methodi Medendi libri Sex,” Actuarius, John

“De Peste,” Agricola, George physician

Born: Alcazar Alçazar

“Methodus Medendi,” Alexandrini De Neustain, Julius was born at Trente

“Diodorus Siculus,” Amyot, James bishop

“Life of Ludovico Catti,” Angeli, Bonaventure historian

Born: Bachovius, Reiner was born at Cologne in 1554

Died: Betuleius, Sixtus whose name in German was Birck

“De haereticis a civili magistratu puniendis sub Oliva Rob. Stephani,” Beza, Theodore one of the chief promoters of the Reformation

Born: Bongars, James scholar

Born: Bonnefons, John poet

Born: Brandt, John a learned philologer

Born: Brill, Paul artist

Born: Bronchorst, Everard was born at Daventer in 1554

Died: Brucioli, Anthony writer

“Opuscula Elisii Calentii, poetae clarissimi;” Calentius, Elisius poet

“Institutiones linguarum Syriacte, Assyriacae, et Thalmudicae, una cum jEthiopicae et Arabics collatione,” Caninius, Angelus scholar

“Leo de apparatu bellico,” Cheke, Sir John writer

“Disputation with archbishop Cranmer and bishop Ridley at Oxford,” Cole, Henry a person of considerable learning in the sixteenth century

Died: Cortes, Ferdinand a Spanish commander

Born: Cowell, Dr. John a learned and eminent civilian

Born: Dalton, Michael lawyer

Born: Dandini, Jerome Jesuit

“Trattato dello strumento, e della via inventrice degli antichi,” Erizzo, Sebastian writer

“Consilia, sive responsa juris,” Everard, Nicholas lawyer

Born: Farinaccio, Prosper lawyer

Born: Faunt, Arthur Jesuit

“Hvpocrisis,” Foulon, William poet

“Acolastus” Foulon, William poet

“The History of the Acts and Monuments of the Church.” Fox, John divine

“Commentarii rerum in Ecclesia gestarum,” Fox, John divine

“De naturae philosophise seu de Platonis et Aristotelis consensione, libri quinque,” Fox Morzillo, Sebastian a learned Spaniard

“Compendium Ethices, &c.” Fox Morzillo, Sebastian a learned Spaniard

“In Platonis Timaeum seu de universo commentarius,” Fox Morzillo, Sebastian a learned Spaniard

Died: Goodrich, Thomas prelate

Born: Gosson, Stephen divine

“Liber quartus Ecclesiasticarum Cantionum quatuor vocum vulgo Motetae vocant,” Goudimel, Claude one of the early and most celebrated composers of music to the metrical French translations of the psalms for the use of the protestants

Born: Greville, Fulk lord Brooke

“Homilies,” Harpsfeld, John dean

Died: Holbein, John painter

Born: Hooker, Richard divine

Died: Howard, Thomas earl of Surrey

Died: Junius, Adrian a learned Hollander

“A faithful admonition to the Professors of the Gospel of Christ within the Kingdom of England,” Knox, John the chief instrument and promoter of the reformation in Scotland (?–1572)

Died: Landus, Bassianus physician

“Medicinalium Epistolarum Miscellanea,” Langius, John physician

“A History of Sweden,” Magnus, John archbishop

“Apostolicae Institutiones.” Nogarola, Lewis a learned Italian

Born: Orlandini, Nicholas Jesuit

“Vera Expositio Disputationis institute mandate D. Mame reginae Ang. &c. in Synodo Ecclesiastico, Londini, in comitiis regni ad 18 Oct. anno 1553;” Philpot, John divine

“I Romanzi in quali della poesia e della vita d'Ariosto si tratta,” Pigna, John Baptist historian

Died: Razzi, Giantonio, Called Il Soddoma was born at Vercelli

“Letter to the professors of Christ’s Gospel, in the parish of Allhallows in Breadstreet,” Sampson, Thomas divine

Born: Sidney, Philip a very accomplished English gentleman (?–1586)

“Dictionarium Latino-Graecum,” Stephanus, Charles and third son of Henry

“Preedium rusticum, &c.” Stephanus, Charles and third son of Henry

“Cosmographie de Levant,” Thevet, Andrew writer

“De Veritate Corporis & Sanguinis Domini in Eucharistia,” Tunstall, Cuthbert a very learned

“Compendium in decem Libros Ethicorum Aristotelis,” Tunstall, Cuthbert a very learned

Born: Vere, Francis a brave English commander

“Two Sermons before queen Mary, on the real presence and sacrifice of the mass,” Watson, Thomas prelate

1555

Died: Agricola, George physician

Died: Aldrich, Robert bishop

Born: Andrews, Lancelot divine

Born: Arndt, John divine

“Le Rime,” Arnigio, Bartholomew physician

“The institution of a Christian Prince, translated from the Greek of Synesius, bishop of Syrene, with an oration concerning the True Nobility, translated from the Greek of Phiio Judseus,” Auge, Daniel D' in Latin Augentius

“Orthodoxographa,” Basinge, John more commonly known by the name of Basingstochius

“Paraphrase de l‘Astrolabe, avec une amplification de l’usage de l'astrolabe,” Bassantin, James a Scotch astronomer in the sixteenth century

“Histoire de la nature des Oiseaux,” Belon, Peter of the faculty of Paris

“De la nature et diversity des Poissons,” Belon, Peter of the faculty of Paris

Died: Bernardi Del Castel Bolognese, John so called from Castel Bolognese in the Romania

Born: Beumler, Mark a learned minister of the reformed church

“De summa Trinitate et fide catholica, &c.” Bibliander, Theodore divine

“De Mysteriis salutiferse passionis et mortis Jesu Messia?, libri tres,” Bibliander, Theodore divine

“Symbolicaruin qusestionum de universo genere, quas serio ludebat, libri V. BononiiR, in scdibus Bocchianue,” Bocchi, Achilles scholar

Born: Boch, John poet

Born: Bonciarius, Mark Anthony poet

Born: Bottoni, Albertino physician

Died: Brasavola, Antonius Musa physician

Born: Caracci, Lewis, Augustine, And Hannibal were celebrated painters of the Lombard school

Born: Carew, Ilichard author of the Survey of Cornwal

“Trattati sopra gli ottirni reggimenti dellaRepubliche antiche e moderne,” Cavalcanti, Bartholomew writer

Died: Clarius, Isidorus one of the most learned divines in the sixteenth century

“In orationem dominicam pia meditatio,” Cockburn, Patrick professor of the Oriental languages at Paris

“Les Combats du fidele Papiste, contre l'Apostat Antipapiste,” Desire', Arthur a fanatical priest

“De Compositione Medicamentorum,” Dessenius, Bernard physician

Born: Doddridge, Sin John lawyer

Died: Finæus, Orontius in French Finé

Born: Fonte-Moderata is the assumed name of a celebrated Venetian lady

Born: Fowler, John a celebrated English printer

Born: Garnet, Henry a person memorable in English history for having been privy to the celebrated conspiracy called “The Gunpowder Plot

“The Gunpowder Plot,” Garnet, Henry a person memorable in English history for having been privy to the celebrated conspiracy called “The Gunpowder Plot

Died: Gemma, Reinier sometimes called Gemma Frisius

“De raris et admirandis herbis, quse sive quod noctu luceant, sive alias ob causas, Lunariae nominantur,” Gesner, Conrad scholar

Died: Gilles, Peter scholar

Died: Jonas, Justus divine

Born: Kelley a famous English alchymist

Died: Lazius, Wolfgang historian

Died: Magnus, Olaus brother of the former

Died: Majoragius, Mark Antony so named from a village in the territory of Milan

Born: Malherbe, Francis De poet

“Acts and Monuments” Martin, Thomas an eminent civilian

Died: Nardi, James historian

“Refranes, o Proverbios en Romance,” Nunez, Ferdinand one of the restorers of literature in Spain

“Dialogue de POrtografe e prononciacion Frangoase,” Pelletier, Jaques physician

“Opus de justificatione,” Redman, John one of the most learned divines of his time

“Brief declaration of the Lord’s Supper,” Ridley, Nicholas prelate

Born: Rollock, Robert the first principal of the college of Edinburgh

Born: Serarius, Nicholas Jesuit

Died: Sleidan, John historian (?–1556)

Born: Speed, John historian

Died: Sturmius, James a German of great learning

Born: Tempesta, Antonio painter

“Contra impios Blasphematores Dei praedestinationis,” Tunstall, Cuthbert a very learned

“A new book of spiritual physic for divers diseases,” Turner, William divine

Died: Vergil, Polydore writer

“Discourses on the Medals of the Ancients,” Vico, Eneas a skilful medallist of the sixteenth century

Died: Wotton, Edward physician

1556

“L‘Histoire de la Guerre d’Escosse,” Abercromby, Patrick historian

Born: Achen, John Van painter

“Actuarii opera,” Actuarius, John

Died: Altomari, Donato Antonio Ab philosopher

Died: Ayala, Gabriel physician

“Louange du Bal aux Dames,” Berenger De La Tour poet

Born: Boccalini, Trajan a satirical wit

Born: Briggs, Henry one of the greatest mathematicians in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries

Died: Browne, George bishop

Born: Calvisius, Sethus a learned German chronologist

Died: Carpi, Girolamo De artist

Died: Casa, John De La writer

Born: Cesi, Bartholomew artist

“Religion and Castrametation of the ancient Romans,” Choul, William Du a gentleman of Lyons

Died: David, George a most extraordinary fanatic

“Tectonicum; briefly shewing the exact measuring, and speedy reckoning of all manner of lands, squares, timber, stones, steeples,” Digges, Leonard mathematician

“Chronicon Turcicum” Esperiente, Philip Callimachus historian

Died: Forster, John divine

“De Demonstratione,” Fox Morzillo, Sebastian a learned Spaniard

Died: Gresham, Sir Thomas descended of an ancient family distinguished by many honourable persons (?–1579)

Died: Gryphius, Sebastian a celebrated printer of Lyons

Born: Hoeschelius, David a learned German

Born: Howson, John bishop

“The Dial of Agues,” Jones, John writer

“J. Caii Britanni Opera aliquot et Versiones, partim jam nata, partim recognita atque aucta.” Kaye, John physician

“A Letter to Queen Mary, Regent of Scotland,” Knox, John the chief instrument and promoter of the reformation in Scotland (?–1572)

Born: Lubbert, Sibrand divine

Born: Lubin, Eilhard one of the most learned protestants of his time

“Rime,” Martelli, Lewis poet

Died: Morysin, Sir Richard statesman

“Linguae Hebreae Erotemata, cum veterurn Rabbinorurn testimoniis de Christo, apophthegmatibus veterum Hebreeorum et notitia de Talmude, Cabbala, &c.” Neander, Michael one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

“Aristologia Pindarica Graeco-Latina, et Sententiae novem Lyricorum,” Neander, Michael one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

“Anthologicum Graeco-Latinum,” Neander, Michael one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

Died: Nerli, Philip De historian

“Commentaries on the Pentateuch,” Oleaster, Jerome Dominican

Born: Oliver, Isaac one of the first English miniature painters

Died: Parker, Henry, Lord Morley

Died: Peruzzi, Baldassare painter

Died: Poynet, John bishop

“De Quatuor Mathematicis Scientiis,” Psellus, Michael Constantinus the younger

“The Complaint of Grace,” Redman, John one of the most learned divines of his time

“Thesaurus Ciceronis,” Stephanus, Charles and third son of Henry

“Trattato di Numeri etMisure,” Tartaglia, Nicholas mathematician

Born: Venius, Otho, painter

1557

Born: Acontius, James divine

Died: Agricola, Michel a native of Finland

“History of Nismes,” Albenas, John Poldo D' antiquary

“Apologia adversus Amatum,” Amatus, John Roderigo Amato physician

Born: Amerbach, Vitus was born at Wedinguen in Bavaria

Died: Barbarus, Daniel coadj utor of the patriarchate of 1Greswell’s Memoirs of Politiao

“Juris Civilis Catechesis,” Baudouin, Francis in Latin Balduinus

“Portraits d'Oiseaux,” Belon, Peter of the faculty of Paris

“Venice, 154G, 8vo, which afterwards made part of an entire translation of that poem by different hands. 5. li La Leonora, Ragionamento sopra la vera bellezza,” Betussi, Joseph scholar

“L‘Immagine del tempio di Dorina Giovanna d’Aragona, dialogo,” Betussi, Joseph scholar

Born: Brightman, Thomas divine

Born: Cæsar, Julius a learned civilian

Died: Caninius, Angelus scholar

Born: Carew, George afterwards earl of Totness (?–1629)

Born: Castelli, Bernard painter

Died: Cavendish, Sia William second son of Thomas Cavendish of Cavendish

Born: Chapman, George poet

Died: Cheke, Sir John writer

“Epistres Chrestiennes,” Cordier, Mathurin in Latin Corderius

Born: Crespi, John Baptist artist

“Ex Ctesia, Agatharcide, et Memnone excerpta,” Ctesias historian

“Dialogo della pittura, intitolato I'Aretino,” Dolce, Lewis writer

“La Libraria,” Doni, Anthony Francis a Florentine

“Sermons fruitful, godly, and learned,” Edgeworth, Roger residentiary and chancellor of Wells

Born: Favre, Antony in Latin Faber

“The Gortlians, or ambition.” Favre, Antony in Latin Faber

“De conscribenda historia,” Fox Morzillo, Sebastian a learned Spaniard

Born: Fuller, Nicholas critic

Died: Gage, Thomas clergyman

“Imperatorum fere omnium Vita?, ac viva3 Imagines, a C. Julio Csesare ad Carolum V. ex veteribus numismatibus,” Goltzius, Hubert antiquary

“De Ecclesia, pa'.ribus, et conciliis,” Heerbrand, James divine

“Ancient Latin Mass,” Illyricus, Matthias Flacius but who Latinized his name into Flaccus Illyricus

“Varia doctorum piorumque virorum de corrupto ecclesise statu, Poemata,” Illyricus, Matthias Flacius but who Latinized his name into Flaccus Illyricus

“An Appellation from the cruel and unjust Sentence pronounced against him by the false bishops and clergy of Scotland,” Knox, John the chief instrument and promoter of the reformation in Scotland (?–1572)

Died: Lindsay, Sir David poet

Born: Lommius, Jodocus writer

Died: Lorme, Philibert De master of the works to the French kin;'

Born: Macrinus, Salmoneus poet

Died: Nanni or in his native language

“A French translation of the Latin of Galen’s Paraphrase, exhorting Menedotus to study, especially to that of physic,” Nostradamus, Michel physician

Died: Pope, Sir Thomas founder of Trinity college

Died: Ramusio, John Baptist a valuable collector of voyages and travels

“A collection (abridged) of the Statutes in force and use,” Rastall, John one of our early printers

“The Whetstone of Witte, which is the seconde part of Arithmetike: containing the extraction of Rootes; the Cossike practise, with the rules of Equation: and the woorkes of Surde Nombers,” Recorde, Robert mathematician

Born: Salian, James Jesuit

“Exotericarum exercitationum liber quintus decimus de subtilitate ad Hieronymum Cardanum,” Scaliger, Juuus Caesar critic

Died: Simler, Josias divine

“Placita coronac,” Staunford, Sir William lawyer

“Ciceronianum Lexicon Graeco-Latinum,” Stephanus, Henry the second of the name

“In Ciceronis quamplurimos locos castigationes,” Stephanus, Henry the second of the name

“Ciceronis Opera omnia,” Sturmius, John the Cicero of Germany

Died: Udal, Nicholas an eminent schoolmaster of the sixteenth century

1558

Died: Achillini, John Philotheus was born at Bologna in 1466

“De methodo sive recta investigandarum, tradendarumque artium, ac scientiarum ratione, libellus,” Acontius, James divine

“De potestate Papæ et concilii,” Albani, John Jerome born in 1504

Born: Alberti, Giovanni brother of the above

Died: Aldegraef, Henry artist

Died: Aldobrandini, Silvester was a native of Florence

“Lettera, Rime, et Orazione,” Arnigio, Bartholomew physician

Died: Baker, Sir John statesman

“A discourse of three kinds of Pepper in common use,” Baley, Walter physician

Died: Bayro, Peter De physician

“Polymatbise Libri duodecim,” Benavidio, Mark in Latin Marcus Mantua Benavidius

“L'Amie des Amies,” Berenger De La Tour poet

“L'Amie rustique,” Berenger De La Tour poet

Born: Beroalde De Verville, Francis was born at Paris

Died: Bugenhagius, John one of the German reformers

“The Government of Health,” Bulleyn, William botanist

Died: Bush, Paul bishop

“A Catechism” Carranza, Bartholomew Dominican

Died: Carrucci, Jacob artist

Died: Castro, Alphonsus De divine

Died: Christopherson, John bishop

Born: Clifford, George third earl of Cumberland

“Commentarius in Planisphserium Ptolomosi,” Commandine, Frederick mathematician

“Archimedis Circuli Dimensio de Lineis Spiralibus Quadratura Parabolae de Conoidibus et Sphseroidibus de Arenas Numero,” Commandine, Frederick mathematician

“Ptolomaei Planisphaerium et Planisphaerium Jordani,” Commandine, Frederick mathematician

Born: Corenzio, Belisarius artist

Died: Croke, Richard in Latin Crocus

“Propaedumata aphoristica; de prsestantiorib.ua quibustlam naturae virtutibus aphorismi,” Dee, John mathematician

“De corpore et sanguine Domini,” Erigena, John Scotus scholar

Died: Feckenham, John De so called

Died: Fernel, John Francis physician

Died: Foulon, William poet

Born: Fronton, Du Due known by the name of Fronto Duc.Eus

“De situ lapygiae,” Galateo, Antony writer

Died: Giraldi, John Baptist Cjntio poet

“Description desRoyaulmes d‘Angleterre et d’Ecosse, composed par Etienne Perlin,” Gough, Richard the Camden of the eighteenth century

“The Treasurer’s Wife,” Grevin, James physician

“Cornucopias,” Humphrey, Laurence writer

“Adagiorum ab Erasmo omissorum centuriae octo & dimidia,” Junius, Adrian a learned Hollander

“The Appellation of John Knox,” Knox, John the chief instrument and promoter of the reformation in Scotland (?–1572)

“The First Blast,” Knox, John the chief instrument and promoter of the reformation in Scotland (?–1572)

“Commentarii de Sanitate tuenda in primum librum C. Celsi,” Lommius, Jodocus writer

“Apologia versus Amatum Lusitanum,” Matthiolus, Peter Andrew physician

“Spherics of Theodosius,” Maurolico, Francis mathematician

Born: Merula, Paul a very learned Hollander

“Olympic Fulviae Moratae, fcemince doctissima3 ac plane divinas, Opera omnia quae hactenus inveniri potuerunt; quibus Caalii Secundi Curionis Epistola? ac Orationes accesserunt,” Morata, Olympia Fulvia a learned Italian lady

Born: More, Sir Francis son of Edward More

Born: Morosini, Andrew a senator of Venice

“Converted Merchant,” Naogeorge, Thomas divine

“Gnomonologia Graeco-Latina, sive insigniores sententiae philosophorum, poetarum, oratorum, et historicorum, ex magno Anthologio Joannis Stobaei excerptae, et in locos supra bis centum digests,” Neander, Michael one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

“Phraseologia Isocratis GraecoLatina,” Neander, Michael one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

Died: Owen, George physician

“I Diporti di M. Girolamo Parabosco,” Parabosco, Jerome writer

“Spherica” Pena, John mathematician

“Nouvelles recreations et joyeux devis,” Periers, Bonaventure Dbs an old French satirist

Born: Perkins, William divine

“Tables of the Years of our Lord God, and of the Kings, in opposite columns,” Rastall, John one of our early printers

“Letters from learned men,” Reuchlin, John a learned German

Born: Richer, Peter De Belleval botanist

Died: Scaliger, Joseph Justus and heir to his talents and temper

“Justinian’s Novels” Scrimzeor, Henry one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

“Gallicae grammatices libellus,” Stephanus, Robert the most celebrated printer of this family

“Grammaire Frangaise,” Stephanus, Robert the most celebrated printer of this family

“Exposition of a part of St. John’s Gospel made in sundry readings in the English congregation against the Arians,” Traheron, Bartholomew divine

“An answer made by Bar. Traheron to a private Papist,” Traheron, Bartholomew divine

“Godly and devout Prayers in English and Latin,” Tunstall, Cuthbert a very learned

Born: Velserus, Marcus a learned civilian

“Augustarum imagines formis expressa?, vitae quoque earumdem breviter enarratae,” Vico, Eneas a skilful medallist of the sixteenth century

Died: Vinet, Elias a classical editor

“Wholesome and Catholic doctrine concerning the seven Sacraments, in thirty Sermons,” Watson, Thomas prelate

1559

“Libri Græci Theologorum Græcorum,” Æneas, Gazeus philosopher

Born: Airay, Henry provost of Queen’s college

Died: Alberti, John lawyer

“De Formula Romani Imperii,” Alciati, Andrew lawyer

“Paedotrophia,” Alexandrini De Neustain, Julius was born at Trente

“Daphnis and Cloe,” Amyot, James bishop

“Plutarch’s Lives and Morals,” Amyot, James bishop

“Livre d' Architecture, contenant les plans et dessins de cinquante Batiments, tons differents,” Androuet-Du-Cerceau, James architect (15111584)

“Histoire des guerres de Chretiens centre les Turcs, sous Godefroy de Bouillon,” Aubert, William sieur de Massouignes

“Four homilies of St. Macarius the Egyptian,” Auge, Daniel D' in Latin Augentius

“A collection of the statutes and constitutions of the church of St. Paul’s,” Baldock, Ralph De bishop

Died: Bandinelli, Baccio an eminent sculptor

Died: Baynes, Ralph prelate

“Counts Dominica et Missse Papistical comparatio,” Beacon, Thomas one of the English reformers

Died: Bellay, Martin Du brother of the foregoing

Born: Benefield, Sebastian divine

Died: Berenger De La Tour poet

Died: Brighham, Nicholas who appears to have had a taste for poetry and biography in the infancy of those studies

Born: Brower, Christopher Jesuit

Born: Butler, Charles writer

Born: Cardi, Lewis called also Cigoli and Civolt

Born: Casaubon, Isaac critic

Born: Chaloner, Sir Thomas the younger

Born: Croke, Sir George the third son of sir John Croke of Buckinghamshire

Born: Decker, John Jesuit

Died: Duaren, Francis professor of civil law at Bourges

Died: Folengio, John Baptist was born at Mantua in 1490

Died: Fracastorio, Jerom, physician

“Chronicles” Froissart, John historian

Born: Gesner, Solomon divine

“Bibl. Patrum,” Hegesippus historian

“Certain sentences written in prison,” Hooper, John prelate

“Epistola ad Scipionem Patritium Venetum,” Jewel, John prelate

Born: King, John bishop

“A brief Exhortation to England, for the speedy Embracing of Christ’s Gospel, heretofore by the Tyranny of Mary suppressed and banished,” Knox, John the chief instrument and promoter of the reformation in Scotland (?–1572)

Died: Lippomani, Lewis a Venetian

“Heptameron,” Margaret Of Valois queen (?–1549)

“Aristologia GraecoLatina Euripidis; argumenta quoque singulis tragcediis praemissa sunt,” Neander, Michael one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

“Ocelli Lucani de universa natura libellus, L. N. interprete.” Nogarola, Lewis a learned Italian

Born: Overall, John bishop

Born: Penry, John prelate

Died: Perion, Joachim a learned doctor of the Sorbonne

“An Apology for Spitting upon an Arian, with an invective against the Arians,” Philpot, John divine

Born: Porcacchi, Thomas a learned Italian of the sixteenth century

“The Mirror for Magistrates,” Sackville, Thomas lord Buckhurst and earl of Dorset

Died: Segni, Bernard writer

Born: Sirmond, James Jesuit

Died: Stephanus, Robert the most celebrated printer of this family

“De Gentibus et Familiis Romanorum,” Strein, Richard baron de Schwarrenaw

Born: Sully, Maximilian De Bethune, Duke Of one of the most able and honest ministers that France ever had

Died: Tisi, Benvenuto called IL Garofalo

“Froissart’s Chronicles,” Tornasius, John the first of a family of eminent printers and booksellers

Died: Tunstall, Cuthbert a very learned