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Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de

Born: 1732 AD
Died: 1799 AD
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.