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Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de

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Born: 1732 AD
Died: 1799 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Businessmen, Dramatist

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French businessman and comic dramatist.

 

1732 - Born on the 24th of January.

 

1751-1753 - Invented an escape mechanism that made possible a substantial improvement in the accuracy

and compactness of watches.

 

1756-1757 - Began using the name "Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais".

 

       - He derived Beaumarchais from the name of a piece of land, "le Bois Marchais,".

 

1758-1759 - Caron was the harp tutor to King Louis XV's daughters.

 

1759-1760 - Met Joseph Pâris dit Duverney, a wealthy older entrepreneur who saw the young Caron as having

much business ability.

 

1760-1761 - Purchased the office of secretary-councillor to the King thereby becoming a French noble.

 

1763 - Beaumarchais purchased a second office, the office of Lieutenant General of Hunting.

 

1774 - On 26th of February Beaumarchais were deprived of their civil rights.

 

Wrote plays "The Barber of Seville" 1775, "The Marriage of Figaro" 1784.

 

1799 - He Died on 18th of May in Paris, France.

 

 

 


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