Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury

Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury

Born Jun 3, 1979

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury.


1979 Birth Born on June 3, 1979.


2004 25 Years Old Shaftesbury's father, Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbury, had been murdered in November 2004 by the brother of his third wife, Jamila M'Barek, but his body was not discovered until April 2005.
2005 26 Years Old A month later, on 15 May 2005, Shaftesbury's brother, Anthony, the 11th Earl, died of a heart attack and the peerage devolved upon Nicholas. … Read More
…  In 2008, Shaftesbury graduated from the London Business School, earning his Masters in Business Administration. … Read More


2009 30 Years Old 1 More Event
On 17 May 2009, Shaftesbury participated in his second desert race, running across the country of Namibia in the ultramarathon, Racing the Planet: Namibia. … Read More
With the family's history and tradition for public service Lord Shaftesbury put his name forward as a candidate to become an elected Crossbench hereditary peer, on the death of the 4th Viscount Colville of Culross in April 2010 and the By-election in June which followed. … Read More
2012 33 Years Old 1 More Event
He was followed by a daughter, Lady Viva Constance Lillemor Ashley-Cooper, born on 22 April 2012, and younger daughter Lady Zara Ashley-Cooper was born in December 2014.