in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
P ublished online May 2008 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Financial Aspects of Art; Architecture; UK Politics. 2228 words.
Coke, Thomas, earl of Leicester (1697–1759), politician, architect, and art collector, was born on 17 June 1697, the eldest of the five children of Edward Coke (1676/8–1707), landowner, and...