Definition of Shaftesbury, 7th Earl of in English:

Shaftesbury, 7th Earl of

proper noun

  • (1801–85), English philanthropist and social reformer; born Anthony Ashley Cooper. He inspired much of the legislation designed to improve conditions for the large working class created as a result of the Industrial Revolution.

Pronunciation

Shaftesbury, 7th Earl of

/ˈSHaf(t)sˌberē/