The French Pindar. Jean Dorat (1507-1588). Also Ponce Denis Lebrun (1729-1807).
In Westminster Abbey, the last line of Gray's tablet claims the honour of British Pindar for the author of The Bard.
She [Britain] felt a Homer's fire in Mliton's strains, A Pindar's rapture in the lyre of Gray.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894