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The term Pléiade is derived from the Greek term for the group of seven stars (pleiás) after which a circle of poets was named in 3rd-century BCE Alexandria. It denotes a group of French poets of the Renaissance. In addition to its founders and driving forces – the theorist and lyric poet Joachim du Bellay and the poet Pierre de Ronsard, both of whome were pupils of Jean Dorat, the Humanist who taught at the Collège de Coqueret in the Quartier Latin in Paris – the group comprised (at various times) Dorat himself and the poets Rémy…

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Lüsebrink, Hans-Jürgen, “Pléiade”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_025630>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721

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