Baïf, Jean Antoine de

Baïf, Jean Antoine de

(zhäN äNtwän` də bäēf`), 1532–89, French poet of the Pléiade (see under PleiadPleiad
[from Pleiades], group of seven tragic poets of Alexandria who flourished c.280 B.C. under Ptolemy II Philadelphus. Of the works of the men usually given in lists of the Pleiad only those of Lycophron survive. A group of enthusiastic French poets took c.
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). He wrote sonnets, didactic and satirical poems, and plays.
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