The best known is the central character in the comedies, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro, by Pierre de Beaumarchais. Both plays were turned into famous operas, by Rossini and Mozart respectively.
Another Figaro is a kitten created by The Walt Disney Company. He first appeared in the movie Pinocchio. Then he was later adopted into The Mickey Mouse universe as Minnie Mouse's Cat and an enemy for Pluto. He most recently appeared in the hit TV Series House of Mouse.