[ shafts-buh-ree, shahfts- ]
/ ˈʃæfts bə ri, ˈʃɑfts- /


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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈʃɑːftsbərɪ, -brɪ) /


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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