Anthony ashley cooper, 7th earl of shaftesbury   project gutenberg etext 13103
Anthony ashley cooper, 7th earl of shaftesbury   project gutenberg etext 13103
Sir Earl Anthony Ashley-Cooper KG
(1801-1885)

Died aged c. 84

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury KG Bt (28 April 1801 – 1 October 1885), styled Lord Ashley from 1811 to 1851 and then Lord Shaftesbury following the death of his father, was an English politician, philanthropist and social reformer. He was a son of Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury and older brother of Anthony Henry Ashley-Cooper.

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Near this spot Anthony Ashley-Cooper, afterwards 7th Earl of Shaftesbury KG, while yet a boy in Harrow School, saw with shame and indignation the pauper's funeral, which helped to awaken his lifelong devotion to the service of the poor and oppressed. "Blessed is he that considereth the poor"

Old Schools, Church Hill, Harrow-on-the-Hill, United Kingdom where he saw with shame and indignation the pauper's funeral, which helped to awaken his lifelong devotion to the service of the poor an oppressed