Sir Harold George Nicolson, KCVO, CMG

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Sir Harold George Nicolson, KCVO, CMG

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Death: May 1, 1968 (81)
Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, England UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Arthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock, and Mary Katherine Nicolson
Husband of Vita Sackville-West
Father of Lionel Benedict Nicolson and Nigel Nicolson
Brother of Sir Frederick Archibald Nicolson, 2nd Baron Carnock, MC; Sir Erskine Arthur Nicholson, 3rd Baron Carnock, DSO and Hon. Clementine Gwendolen Catharine Nicolson

Occupation: English diplomat, author, diarist and politician
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About Sir Harold George Nicolson, KCVO, CMG

Sir Harold Nicholson

Celebrated husband of VIta Sackville-West. Together they created the celebrated gardens at Sissinghurst Castle

During the First World War, he served at the Foreign Office in London, during which time he was promoted Second Secretary. As the Foreign Office's most junior employee at this rank, it fell to him in August 1914 to hand Britain's revised declaration of war to the German ambassador in London. He served in a junior capacity in the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, for which he was appointed Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) in the 1920 New Year Honours.

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Sir Harold George Nicolson, KCVO, CMG's Timeline

November 21, 1886
August 6, 1914
Age 27
January 9, 1917
Age 30
May 1, 1968
Age 81
Kent, England UK