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1. Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of, 1621–83, English statesman.
2. Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of, 1671–1713, English moral philosopher (grandson of Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury).
3. Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of, 1801–85, English philanthropist.
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