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When was Lord Shaftesbury alive?

Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, inherited the title from his brother on 15 May 2005 and is the current incumbent. His famous ancestor, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury was born 28 April 1801 and died 1 October 1885… Full Answer

Why is Lord Shaftesbury famous?

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885) was instrumental in restricting child labor through the Ten Hours Act (1833). He also sought to reform "lunatic asylums," established "ragged schools" for destitute children, and in 1875 succeeded in eliminating the… Full Answer