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Vita Sackville-West
Birth: Mar. 9, 1892
Death: Jun. 2, 1962

English Writer and Feminist. Victoria Mary Sackville-West (her full name) was the only child of Lionel Edward, third Baron of Sackville, and Victoria Sackville-West, his first cousin and the illegitimate daughter of the diplomat Sir Lionel Sackville-West. In 1913 she married the diplomat and critic Harold Nicolson. The marriage endured despite their homosexual affairs and they had two children. In 1923, she met Virginia Woolf, and the two became lovers and she become the model for Orlando in Virginia Woolf's novel of that same title from 1928. But her life long companion was Violet Trefusis. Among her books "All Passion Spent," "Chatterton," "Challenge," "The Edwardians," "Family History" and "Pepita." She also create garden at Sissinghurst Castle, and wrote many books about gardening. She was cremated. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
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 Parents:
  Lionel Edward Sackville-West (1867 - 1928)
 
 Spouse:
  Harold George Nicolson (1886 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St Michael and All Angels Churchyard
Withyham
Wealden District
East Sussex, England
Plot: Family Crypt.
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Jan 24, 2005
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Vita Sackville-West
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Vita Sackville-West
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Vita Sackville-West
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A Happy Birthday
- David Wend
 Added: Mar. 9, 2015

- Just Patricia
 Added: Dec. 19, 2014
Thanks to Vita and Harold for Sissinghurst Castle and gardens. A living tribute. One of my favorite places.
-Anonymous
 Added: Dec. 15, 2014
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