Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury
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Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury

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Male
Born Jun 3, 1979
Age 35
Hometown London, England
Other Names AC, Nick

Nicholas Edmund Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury, also known as Nick Ashley-Cooper, succeeded his brother as Earl of Shaftesbury. The 12th Earl of Shaftesbury is the godson of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster; and Simon Elliot, husband of Annabel Shand, sister of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.… Read More

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Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury
Nicholas Ashley-Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury
Age 35

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CHILDHOOD

1979 Birth Born on June 3, 1979.

TWENTIES

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

THIRTIES

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, a tradition for public service and a strong social conscience, 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
2011 32 Years Old 1 More Event
To qualify for the last race, runners must have successfully completed two of the other three races., he has completed the Sahara Desert race and the Atacama Desert in Chile, which was completed in March 2011. … Read More
2012 33 Years Old With completion of this race, he is qualified to participate in the final marathon, The Last Desert, to be held in Antarctica in November 2012.