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Thomas Sackville

Born: 1536 [1]
Birthplace: Buckhurst, Withiam, Sussex, England
Died: 19-Apr-1608
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Stroke
Remains: Buried, Westminster Abbey

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Aristocrat, Poet

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Earl of Dorset

Baron Buckhurst, 15671608. Earl of Dorset, 1604-08.


[1] See John Gough Nichols, "The Birth of Thomas Sackville, First Earl of Dorset", Notes and Queries, 4th Series, 10th Volume, 13 July 1872, for a discussion of whether Sackville was born in 1527 or 1536. Evidence is in favor of the latter date.

Wife: Cicely Baker (m. 1555, six children)

    Administrator: Chancellor, Oxford University (1591-1608)

    UK Official Lord High Treasurer (1599-1608)
    UK Official Lord Lieutenant of Sussex (1570-85)

Wrote plays:
Gorboduc (1561, with Thomas Norton)


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