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Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale
Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5nd Earl of Lonsdale (1857 - 1944), was an English nobleman. He succeeded his brother, George Henry. He was an avid sportsman and bon vivant and was known by some as "England's greatest sporting gentleman". He donated the original Lonsdale Belts for boxing. In addition, he was the inspiration for the Lonsdale cigar size. He was part of a famous wager with John Pierpoint Morgan over whether a man could circumnavigate the globe and remain unidentified.
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