Robert Drew Hicks was born in Aust, Gloucestershire on 29 June 1850 and died in Cambridge on 8 March 1929. The son of a post office clerk, he was educated at Bristol Grammar School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he obtained degrees in both classics and moral sciences (of which philosophy was then a constituent). He was a Fellow of Trinity College from 1876 until his death, and lecturer in classics from 1884 to 1900. In 1900 he became blind, but still continued with his scholarly work.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.