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Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby

British politician and Governor General of Canada

Frederick Stanley, 16th Earl of Derby (15 January 1841 – 14 June 1908) was the Governor General Of Canada from 1888–1893. In North America, he is best known for donating a trophy to be given to Canada's best amateur hockey club. That trophy, a silver cup now known as the Stanley Cup later became the trophy awarded to the champion of the National Hockey League. Lord Stanley bought the cup in 1892 for $50.