Victoria Sackville-West, Baroness Sackville

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Victoria Josefa Dolores Catalina Sackville-West

Birthplace: Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lionel Sackville-West, 2nd Baron Sackville and Victoria Josefa Durán y Ortega
Wife of Lionel Sackville-West, 3rd Baron Sackville
Mother of Vita Sackville-West
Sister of Maxmillian León José Manuel Enrique Bernardino Sackville-West and Victoria Josefa Delores Catalina Sackville-West

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About Victoria Sackville-West, Baroness Sackville,_Baroness_Sackville

Victoria Josefa Dolores Catalina Sackville-West, Baroness Sackville (1862 – 30 January 1936) was the wife of her cousin Lionel Edward Sackville-West, 3rd Baron Sackville and mother of the writer, poet and gardener Vita Sackville-West. The family lived mainly at Knole House, an estate that had been theirs for centuries. Victoria has been mostly overshadowed by the colourful and controversial life of her daughter.

Early life, daughter's notoriety

She was the illegitimate daughter of the English diplomat Lionel Sackville-West, 2nd Baron Sackville and the Spanish dancer Josefa de la Oliva (née Durán y Ortega). Her life has been largely overshadowed by the high-profile and controversial bisexual life of her daughter, Vita Sackville-West. Lady Sackville was a close friend of the sculptor Auguste Rodin; her bust is on display at the Rodin Museum.


She had Edwin Lutyens design a house for her at Roedean, another for her guests at Worthing, and a third in London.

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Victoria Sackville-West, Baroness Sackville's Timeline

Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Age 30
January 30, 1936
Age 74