Brummell, George Bryan
Born: Jun 07, 1778 AD
Died: 1840 AD, at 61 years of age.
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.
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