Biography of Beau Brummel
Brummel, Beau. Born in London in 1778. In his day, the prince of dandies; was patronized by the Prince of Wales, afterwards George IV. Quarreled with the prince. Fled from his creditors to Calais where, reduced to destitution, he lived some years in the same reckless fashion. He settled at length in Caen, where he became insane, and died in 1840.