Beau Brummell

English man of fashion (1778–1840) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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George Bryan "Beau" Brummell (7 June 1778 – 30 March 1840)[1] was an important figure in Regency England and, for many years, the arbiter of men's fashion. At one time, he was a close friend of the Prince Regent, the future King George IV, but after the two quarrelled and Brummell got into debt, he had to take refuge in France. Eventually, he died shabby and insane in Caen.

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Beau Brummell
Brummell, engraved from a miniature portrait
George Bryan Brummell

7 June 1778
Died30 March 1840 (aged 61)
Le Bon Sauveur Asylum, Caen, France
EducationEton College
Alma materOriel College, Oxford

Brummell was remembered afterwards as the preeminent example of the dandy, and a whole literature was founded upon his manner and witty sayings, which have persisted until today. His name is still associated with style and good looks and has been given to a variety of modern products to suggest their high quality.