George Cornewall Lewis was born in London on 21 April 1806 and died at Harpton Court, Radnorshire on 13 April 1863. He was the elder son of Thomas Frankland Lewis, to whose baronetcy he was to succeed in 1855. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, where he took a first in classics and a second in mathematics, and was elected student of Christ Church in 1828. Thereafter he read for the Bar, and attended John Austin's lectures at University College London. These were to have a deep influence on his intellectual development, but he was never to practise as a barrister.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.