1778 – He was born on the 7th of June in London.
– He led the trend for men to wear understated, but beautifully cut clothes, adorned with elaborately knotted neckwear known as the cravat
1794 – Brummell was an undergraduate student at Oriel College. He embarked upon a military career, but abandoned it when he learned that his regiment had been ordered to Manchester.
– Brummell’s famous remark, "Alvanley, who’s your fat friend?" (referring to Prince George, who had snubbed him shortly beforehand) probably didn’t help.
1816 – Brummell fled to France as the result of thousands of pounds of accumulated debts to tradesmen.
1840 – He died penniless and insane from syphilis in Caen on the 30th of March.