George Bryan Brummel, better known as Beau Brummell (1778 –1840), became famous for his elegance and good manners (= buone maniere) in Regency England, under the reign of King George IV.
He was not of aristocratic birth (= nascita), but his life style was upper class. He was the son of Lord North’s private secretary (1770-82). Lord North was George III’s prime minister whose role (= il cui ruolo) was fundamental in the American Revolution. Brummel was educated first at Eton then in