George Gregory was born in Liverpool, and died in London on 12 March 1808. The son of an Irish clergyman, he began life as a businessman, but his real interests were in literature and the arts. He gave up the business world and studied for several years at the University of Edinburgh, was ordained a clergyman, and granted the degree of DD in 1792. He spent most of his literary life, however, in London, where he was prebendary of St Paul's for two years before his death. Contemporary reports indicate that he was a conscientious parish priest as well as a thoughtful promoter of good works.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.