Person    | Male  Born 7/6/1778  Died 30/3/1840

Beau Brummell

Categories: Craft / Design

Countries: France

Born as George Bryan Brummell in Downing Street, his father being Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, Lord North. A gambler and dandy and one of the Prince Regent's favourites, he set the dress code of the day and effectively invented the modern trousers. Considered by some to be the first celebrity.

As his fortunes deteriorated so did his relationship with the Prince Regent. It reached a nadir when Brummell's response to being ignored by the Prince was to ask of a mutual friend, also present, "Who's your fat friend?" Died in the charitable asylum of Bon Sauveur, Caen, Normandy, France.

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Beau Brummell

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Beau Brummell statue

{The base of the statue is inscribed:} Sedlecka 2002 {On a brass plaque at t...

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Beau Brummell - W1

Greater London Council Beau Brummell, 1778 - 1840, leader of fashion, lived h...

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Thomas Chippendale, senior

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Sir Emery Walker

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Mary Watts

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