Calendar of Literary Facts

Literary Facts - May 17

1799: Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais dies. (Explore: The Marriage of Figaro, The Barber of Seville, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais, Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais)

1873: Henri Barbusse is born. (Explore: Under Fire, Henri Barbusse)

1905: John Patrick is born. (Explore: The Teahouse of the August Moon, The Hasty Heart, John Patrick)

1985: Abe Burrows dies. (Explore: Who was Abe Burrows?)