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Brummell, George Bryan, "Beau Brummell," was born in 1778 in London. Educated at Eton and Oxford, he became acquainted with the Prince of Wales, afterwards George IV., and was made by him a cornet in the 10th Hussars, the Prince's own regiment. Under such a patron and with the assistance of £30,000 left him on his father's death in 1794, he rapidly rose in society. At last he and the Prince quarrelled in 1813, and Brummell had to seek refuge from his creditors in Calais, where he was partly supported by remittances from his friends and partly by the remains of his patrimony. In 1830 he was appointed consul at Caen, but on the post being abolished he was reduced to destitution, and died in 1840, in the lunatic asylum of that city.