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Renaissance Literature (1501 to 1700 CE)
1501
Judita
Marko Marulić
Croatia
Epic poem
1516–1532
Orlando Furioso
Ludovico Ariosto
Italy
Epic poem
 
Utopia
Thomas More
England
Novella
1517
The Tunnyng of Elynour Rummyng
John Skelton
England
Poem
1528
The Book of the Courtier
Baldasarre Castiglione
Italy
Dialogue
1532–1564
The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel
Francois Rabelais
France
Novel series
1550–1568
Lives of the Artists
Giorgio Vasari
Italy
Biographies
1558
The Heptaméron
Marguerite de Navarre
France
Story collection
1569—1589
The Araucaniad
Alonso Ercilla
Spain
Epic poem
1572
Franciad
Pierre de Ronsard
France
Epic poem
 
The Lusiads
Luis de Camoëns
Portugal
Epic poem
1575
Jerusalem Delivered
Torquato Tasso
Italy
Poem
1580–1581
Arcadia
Philip Sidney
England
Prose narrative
c.1582
The Siege of Numantia
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Spain
Play
1585
Campaspe
John Lyly
England
Play
 
La Galatea
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Spain
Novel
1586
The Spanish Tragedy
Thomas Kyd
England
Play
1587
Tamburlaine the Great
Christopher Marlowe
England
Play
 
Doctor Faustus
Christopher Marlowe
England
Play
1589
The Faerie Queen
Edmund Spenser
England
Epic poem
c.1590
The Golden Lotus
Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng
China
Novel
c.1590–1599
Satires
John Donne
England
Poetry collection
 
Elegies
John Donne
England
Poetry collection
1591
Richard III
William Shakespeare
England
Play
 
Astrophel and Stella
Philip Sidney
England
Poem
c.1591
The Taming of the Shrew
William Shakespeare
United States
Play
1592
Journey to the West
Wu Cheng'en
China
Novel
 
Christopher Marlowe
England
Play
1594
The Unfortunate Traveller
Thomas Nashe
England
Novel
 
The Battle of Alcazar
George Peele
England
Play
 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
England
Play
1595
Richard II
England
Play
1597
Love's Labour's Lost
England
Play
 
Henry IV, Part 2
England
Play
1598
The Peony Pavilion
Tang Xianzu
China
Play
1599
As You Like It
William Shakespeare
United States
Play
 
Much Ado About Nothing
England
Play
c.1599
Henry V
United States
Play
c.1600
Lilit Phra Lo
Anonymous
Thailand
Poem
1601
England
Play
1601–1602
Twelfth Night
England
Play
1603
A Woman Killed With Kindness
Thomas Heywood
England
Play
1604
Measure for Measure
England
Play
 
England
Play
1604–1605
The Honest Whore
Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton
England
Play
1605
Investiture of the Gods
Xu Zhonglin
China
Novel
1605–1615
Spain
Novel
1606
Volpone
Ben Jonson
England
Play
c.1606
England
Play
 
England
Play
c.1607
Antony and Cleopatra
England
Play
c.1608
Coriolanus
England
Play
1609
England
Poetry collection
1610
The Alchemist
Ben Jonson
England
Play
1611
England
Play
 
The Winter's Tale
England
Play
 
The White Devil
John Webster
England
Play
1613
Henry VIII
William Shakespeare, John Fletcher
England
Play
 
The Duchess of Malfi
John Webster
England
Play
 
Solitudes
Luis de Góngora
Spain
Poem
1617
The Travails of Persiles and Sigismunda
Spain
Novel
1619
Lost in a Mirror
Lope de Vega
Spain
Play
1622
The Changeling
Thomas Middleton, William Rowley
England
Play
1631
Punishment Without Revenge
Lope de Vega
Spain
Play
1633
John Ford
England
Play
 
The Temple
George Herbert
England
Poem
1635
Life Is a Dream
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Spain
Play
1637
Le Cid
Pierre Corneille
France
Play
1643
The Mayor of Zalamea
Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Spain
Play
1648
Hesperides
Robert Herrick
England
Poem
1662
The School for Wives
France
Play
1664
France
Play
1665
Don Juan
France
Play
1666
France
Play
1667
Paradise Lost
John Milton
England
Epic poem
 
Andromaque
Jean Racine
France
Play
1668
The Miser
Molière
France
Play
 
Simplicius Simplicissimus
Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen
Germany
Novel
1668–1694
Fables
Jean de La Fontaine
France
Poetry collection
 
Bérénice
Jean Racine
France
Play
1671
Samson Agonistes
John Milton
England
Poem
1672
The Learned Ladies
Molière
France
Play
1673
The Imaginary Invalid
Molière
France
Play
1675
William Wycherley
England
Play
1677
The Rover
Aphra Behn
England
Play
 
John Dryden
England
Play
 
Phèdre
Jean Racine
France
Play
1678
The Pilgrim's Progress
John Bunyan
England
Prose narrative
 
La Princesse de Clèves
Madame de La Fayette
France
Novella
1682
The Life of an Amorous Man
Ihara Saikaku
Japan
Novel
1688
Aphra Behn
England
Novella
1691
Athalie
Jean Racine
France
Play
1692
Dream
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Mexico
Poem
1697
Tales of Mother Goose
Charles Perrault
France
Story collection
1699
The Adventures of Telemachus
François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon
France
Novel
1700
The Way of the World
William Congreve
England
Play

 

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