Beaumarchais Pierre Augustin Caron de

Beau·mar·chais

 (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.
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