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Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885) was instrumental in restricting child labor through the Ten Hours Act (1833). He also sought to reform "lunatic asylums," established "ragged schools" for destitute children, and in 1875 succeeded in eliminating the use of underage "climbing boys" as chimney sweeps.

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Lord Shaftesbury was famous for his charitable work of the time.

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Who is lord shaftesbury in the Victorians?

Lord Shaftesbury is a famous Victorian who helped save children in child labour.

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He was famous for helping poor people in the Victorian times.

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