Ingram Bywater, the son of a Customs clerk, was born in London on 27 June 1840 and died there on 17 December 1914. He was educated in London at University College School and King's College before going to Queen's College, Oxford. He graduated with a first class in literae humaniores in 1862, was a Fellow of Exeter College from 1863, became the first University Reader in Greek in 1883, and in 1893 was appointed Regius Professor of Greek in succession to Benjamin Jowett. He retired to London in 1908.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.