Siegfried Sassoon

Poet, Author

1886 – 1967

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Who was Siegfried Sassoon?

Siegfried Loraine Sassoon, CBE, MC was an eminent 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. He later won acclaim for his prose work, notably his three-volume fictionalised autobiography, collectively known as the "Sherston trilogy".

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Born
Sep 8, 1886
Matfield
Also known as
  • Siegfried Loraine Sassoon
  • Sassoon, Siegfried
Religion
  • Catholicism
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Clare College, Cambridge
  • Marlborough College
  • University of Cambridge
  • New Beacon School
Employment
  • Literary Editor, The Daily Herald Company
Lived in
  • Matfield
Died
Sep 1, 1967
Heytesbury

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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