(redirected from Pierre Beaumarchais)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


 (bō-mär-shā′), Pierre Augustin Caron de 1732-1799.
French writer whose best-known works are the comic plays Le Barbier de Séville (1775) and Le Mariage de Figaro (1784), which inspired operas by Rossini and Mozart.


(French bomarʃɛ)
(Biography) 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)


(ˌboʊ mɑrˈʃeɪ)

Pierre Augustin Caron de, 1732–99, French playwright.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Pierre Beaumarchais can mourn his sadly misspelled play "La barbier di Seville" (p.
Cyfansoddodd Mozart yr opera yn 1786 ar sail comedi lwyfan gan Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journe, ou le Mariage de Figaro.
The opera was written in 1876 to poke fun at an outdated eighteenth century aristocracy and is based on the stage comedy of the same name by Pierre Beaumarchais.