Richard Lewis Nettleship was born in Kettering on 17 December 1846 and died while trying to ascend Mont Blanc on 25 August 1892. He was buried in Chamonix, Switzerland. He was sent to a private school at Wing in Buckinghamshire, then to Uppingham. He won a scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford in 1864, and took it up the next year. At Oxford his education was classical, and he won the Gaisford Prize for Greek verse in 1868, one of the several undergraduate prizes which assured his election to a Balliol Fellowship in 1869 despite the fact that he emerged with only a second-class degree. Balliol later made him a tutor.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.