Tony Ashley Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper (Shaftesbury)

Birthdate: (47)
Birthplace: Wimborne St.Giles
Death: November 02, 1699 (47)
Wimborne St.Giles
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury and Frances Ashley-Cooper
Husband of Dorothy Ashley-Cooper
Father of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury; Hon John Ashley Cooper; Hon Maurice Ashley Cooper; Lady Frances Stonehouse; Lady Dorothy Hooper and 1 other
Half brother of Lady Penelope Massie and Lucretia Cooper

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Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury (16 January 1652 – 2 November 1699), known as Lord Ashley from 1672 to 1683, was an English peer and Member of Parliament.

Shaftesbury was the son of Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, and Lady Frances Cecil. He was elected to the House of Commons for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis in 1673, a seat he held until 1679. In 1683 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords.

Lord Shaftesbury married Lady Dorothy Manners, daughter of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland, in 1669. He died in November 1699, aged 47, and was succeeded in his titles by his son Anthony, who became a noted philosopher and writer.

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Tony Ashley Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury's Timeline

January 16, 1652
Wimborne St.Giles
February 26, 1671
Age 19
Exeter House, The Strand
April 14, 1675
Age 23
November 2, 1699
Age 47
Wimborne St.Giles