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Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de

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

Nationality: French
Categories: Businessmen, Dramatist


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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