Sassoon, Siegfried

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Name
Sassoon, Siegfried Gender: M
Siegfried Loraine Sassoon
born on 8 September 1886
Place Brenchley, England, 51n0855, 0e2339
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Documented source; untimed
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 15°44' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif



Siegfried Sassoon (1915)

Biography

English poet, writer, and soldier, decorated for bravery on the Western Front. He became one of the leading poets of the First World War. His poetry both described the horrors of the trenches, and satirised the patriotic pretensions of those who, in Sassoon's view, were responsible for a jingoism-fuelled war. Sassoon became a focal point for dissent within the armed forces when he made a lone protest against the continuation of the war in his "Soldier's Declaration" of 1917, culminating in his admission to a military psychiatric hospital; this resulted in his forming a friendship with Wilfred Owen, who was greatly influenced by him. Sassoon later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the "Sherston trilogy".

Sassoon had a succession of love affairs with men, including actor Ivor Novello, actor Glen Byam Shaw, Prince Philipp of Hesse, writer Beverley Nichols, and aristocrat Stephen Tennant. On 18 December 1933, Sassoon married Hester Gatty. They had one son.

Siegfried Sassoon died from stomach cancer on 1 September 1967 in Heytesbury, Wiltshire, one week before his 81st birthday.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • friend relationship with Head, Henry (born 4 August 1861)

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 18 December 1933 (Hester Gatty)
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  • Death by Disease 1 September 1967 (Stomach cancer, age 80)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice in The Times newspaper (London, England), 10 September 1886, p. 1: "On the 8th inst., the wife of Alfred Sassoon, Weirleigh, Brenchley, Kent, of a son." No birth time given.

Starkman rectified to 05.22.48 GMT Asc 14Vir38'

Categories

  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Other body problems (Stomach)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Bi-Sexual
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet