Hugh Cecil Lowther, 5th Earl of Lonsdale bron 1857 died 1944 was an English nobleman. He was an avid sportsman. . He donated the original Lonsdale Belts for boxing. Relevant to us 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 travel the globe and remain unidentified. He was also a keen soccer fan, and was chairman of Arsenal Football Club for a short period in 1936.