Person    | Male  Born 28/4/1801  Died 1/10/1885

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

Born at 24 Grosvenor Square. Promoted many reform causes, connected with factories, children, mental illness, housing. Also supported the restoration of the Holy Land to the Jews. President of the Stratford Martyrs memorial committee. 1884 founded and became President of The Ragged School Union. c.1914 this became 'The Shaftesbury Society and Ragged School Union' and in 1944 The Shaftesbury Society. Lord Shaftesbury died Folkestone.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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Shaftesbury - Harrow

The quotation is from Psalm 41, the King James Version. While at school, Sha...

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Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain - Eros

The 1893 statue commonly known as 'Eros' was apparently erected as his brothe...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

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Stratford Martyrs

The event on 27 June 1556 was a big draw: "These 11 men and 2 women were brou...

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Lee Rigby Foundation

Lee Rigby Foundation

A charity which was founded by Lyn and Ian Rigby after the murder of their son Fusilier Lee Rigby. It comprises a lodge where people can get away from the pressures of the outside world, and begin ...

Group, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Sir John Cass

Sir John Cass

Tory politician, slave trader and philanthropist. Date of birth unknown so we use his date of baptism, which took place at St Botolph, Aldgate. 1705 became a director of the Royal African Company w...

Person, Philanthropy, Politics & Administration, Race Issues

2 memorials
Chiswick Parochial Charities

Chiswick Parochial Charities

Comprising The Almshouse Charity (managing an almshouse in Chiswick) and The Lying-In Charity (offering an annual grant to benefit pregnant women in the London Borough of Hounslow).

Group, Philanthropy

1 memorial
Guy's & St Thomas' Charities Foundation

Guy's & St Thomas' Charities Foundation

It can trace its origins back to 1553, when King Edward VI re-established St Thomas' hospital, having been closed during the Reformation. In 1721, Thomas Guy funded the building of the hospital whi...

Group, Medicine, Philanthropy

6 memorials
Robert Bell

Robert Bell

Elizabethan seafarer. With Peter Hill he co-founded the St Mary Rotherhithe Free School, to educate the sons of local seafarers. In the nearby church of St Mary the Virgin there is a brass plate co...

Person, Education, Philanthropy, Transport

1 memorial