Vita Sackville-West (1892-1962)
Novelist, poet, and consummate gardener, Victoria Mary (Vita) Sackville-West was born March 9, 1892, at Knole Castle, Sevenoaks, Kent,England. She died of cancer on June 2, 1962, at Sissinghurst Castle. Vita was the daughter of Victoria Josepha Dolores Catalina and Lionel Edward Sackville-West. Vita married Harold Nicolson on October 1. 1912. Vita and Harold had two children, Benedict and Nigel Nicolson.