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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