Lewis Crusius

(1701—1775) Church of England clergyman and classical scholar

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Lewis Crusius was born Lewis Eberhard in Wiltshire. He died on 26 May 1775 at Charterhouse School, and was buried under the piazza of the chapel there. He was educated at Cambridge; he was a member (sizar) of St John's College in 1719 and a pensioner of Queen's in 1733. He was awarded an MA per litteras regias in 1748 and in 1754 he became a DD (Lambeth) and FRS. In 1748, he became headmaster of Charterhouse, then located in London. In the same year he became prebendary of Brecknock and on 20 December 1751, he became prebendary at Worcester Cathedral. His other, later ecclesiastical posts included successive rectorships of Stoke Prior (1754–64) and St John Bedwardine (1764–75), Worcestershire. During this time he continued to hold his post at Charterhouse.


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Philosophy.

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