Beaumarchais, Pierre

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Name
Beaumarchais, Pierre Gender: M
Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
born on 24 January 1732 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lepoivre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 03°31' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 18°24 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°33'



Pierre Beaumarchais

Biography

French polymath. At various times in his life, he was a watchmaker, inventor, playwright, musician, diplomat, spy, publisher, horticulturist, arms dealer, satirist, financier, and revolutionary (both French and American).

Born a Parisian watchmaker's son, Beaumarchais rose in French society and became influential in the court of Louis XV as an inventor and music teacher. He made a number of important business and social contacts, played various roles as a diplomat and spy, and had earned a considerable fortune before a series of costly court battles jeopardized his reputation.

An early French supporter of American independence, Beaumarchais lobbied the French government on behalf of the American rebels during the American War of Independence. Beaumarchais oversaw covert aid from the French and Spanish governments to supply arms and financial assistance to the rebels in the years before France's formal entry into the war in 1778. He later struggled to recover money he had personally invested in the scheme. Beaumarchais was also a participant in the early stages of the 1789 French Revolution. He is probably best known, however, for his theatrical works, especially the three Figaro plays.

He died 18 May 1799 in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Voltaire (born 21 November 1694 (greg.))

Source Notes

Starkman quotes Lepoivre, source is not given.

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Diplomat
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script