Harold Nicolson

Sir Harold George Nicolson KCVO CMG (21 November 1886 – 1 May 1968) was a British politician, diplomat, historian, biographer, diarist, novelist, lecturer, journalist, broadcaster and gardener. His wife was the writer Vita Sackville-West.

The Honourable

Sir Harold Nicolson

Member of Parliament
for Leicester West
In office
14 November 1935  5 July 1945
Preceded byErnest Harold Pickering
Succeeded byBarnett Janner
Personal details
Harold George Nicolson

(1886-11-21)21 November 1886
Tehran, Persian Empire
Died1 May 1968(1968-05-01) (aged 81)
Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, England
Political partyNational Labour and Labour Party
(m. 1913; d. 1962)
ChildrenBenedict Nicolson
Nigel Nicolson
ParentsArthur Nicolson, 1st Baron Carnock
Mary Hamilton
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
  • British diplomat
  • author
  • diarist
  • politician