John Poyntz Spencer, 5th Earl Spencer, KG, PC (1835 – 1910), known as Viscount Althorp from 1845 to 1857. British Liberal Party politician under, and close friend of, British prime minister William Ewart Gladstone. He was twice Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
- "... also known as the Red Earl because of his distinctive long red beard." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Spencer,_5th_Earl_Spencer