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William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper
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Born: 1665

Died: October 10, 1723 (aged 58)

Bio: William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper was an English politician who became the first Lord Chancellor of Great Britain. Cowper was the son of Sir William Cowper, 2nd Baronet, of Ratling Court, Kent, a Whig member of parliament of some mark in the two last Stuart reigns. Educated at St Albans School, he was called to the bar in 1688.

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