Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of, 1621–83, English statesman.
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of, 1671–1713, English moral philosopher (grandson of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury).
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of, 1801–85, English philanthropist.
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How to use Shaftesbury in a sentence
In one respect it was more fortunate than the neighbouring nunneries at Shaftesbury, Wilton, and Amesbury.Bell's Cathedrals: A Short Account of Romsey Abbey | Thomas Perkins
"It is a crowded thoroughfare," the man remarked nervously, looking up and down Shaftesbury Avenue.The Double Four | E. Phillips Oppenheim
Only so can he conform to that last and highest function which Shaftesbury assigns to the painter.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
But in this hour of unparalleled success Shaftesbury made the first blunder of his political career.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall | W. R. H. Trowbridge
The only one of the famous old mansions recently remaining was Shaftesbury or Thanet House.Bygone London | Frederick Ross
British Dictionary definitions for Shaftesbury
1st Earl of, title of Anthony Ashley Cooper. 1621–83, English statesman, a major figure in the Whig opposition to Charles II
7th Earl of, title of Anthony Ashley Cooper. 1801–85, English evangelical churchman and social reformer. He promoted measures to improve conditions in mines (1842), factories (1833; 1847; 1850), and schools
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