Pierre Augustin Caron de
[pyer oh-gy-stan ka-rawn duh] /pyɛr oʊ güˈstɛ̃ kaˈrɔ̃ də/ (Show IPA), 1732–99, French dramatist.
Historical Examples

There was something of that boy in Poquelin, the son of the fish-market; Beaumarchais had something of it.
Les Misrables Victor Hugo

De Vergennes set out his views, in agreement with Beaumarchais.
Benjamin Franklin John Torrey Morse, Jr.

Beaumarchais, his Mémoires suggest Goethe’s Clavigo, 200, 201.
The Youth of Goethe Peter Hume Brown

Beaumarchais conferred with Talleyrand, taking Marshall’s side.
The Life of John Marshall (Volume 2 of 4) Albert J. Beveridge

With her there is no conflict of sentiments: she does not love Beaumarchais any more; that is very simple and very clear.
Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence Vol. 1 of 2 Elizabeth S. Kite

Beaumarchais, in his admirable preface to the opera of Tarare.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 67, No. 416, June 1850 Various

This, then, was the strange being with whom Beaumarchais had to deal.
Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence Vol. 2 of 2 Elizabeth S. Kite

Beaumarchais died in this house in 1799, and was buried in the garden.
The Stones of Paris in History and Letters, Volume I (of 2) Benjamin Ellis Martin

He manifested also with warmth his grateful recognition of the services of Beaumarchais.
Beaumarchais and the War of American Independence Vol. 2 of 2 Elizabeth S. Kite

It proved to be Beaumarchais, as Dr Franklin had conjectured.
The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IV (of 12) Various

Pierre Augustin Caron de (pjɛr oɡystɛ̃ karɔ̃ də). 1732–99, French dramatist, noted for his comedies The Barber of Seville (1775) and The Marriage of Figaro (1784)


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