Pleiades, The

Pleiades, The, the name given to the promoters of a movement in the middle of the 16th century that aimed at the reform of the French language and literature on classical models, and led on by a group of seven men, Ronsard, Du Bellay, Belleau, Baïf, Daurat, Jodelle, and Pontus de Tyard. The name “Pleiad” was originally applied to seven contemporary poets in ancient Greece, and afterwards to seven learned men in the time of Charlemagne.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Pleiades * Plenist
Platoff, Matvei Ivanovich, Count
Platonic Love
Platonic Year
Platt-Deutsch
Platte
Platten-See
Plauen
Plautus
Playfair, John
Pleiades
Pleiades, The
Plenist
Plesiosaurus
Pleura
Pleura-pneumonia
Plevna
Pleydell, Mr. Paulus
Plimsoll, Samuel
Plinlimmon
Pliny, the Elder
Pliny, the Younger