Person    | Male  Born 4/12/1888  Died 3/6/1939

Sir Philip Sassoon

Categories: Politics & Administration

Countries: France

Sir Philip Sassoon attained prominence in the art world, high society and politics in the first decades of the 20th century. He was ADC to Douglas Haig during the First World War and later Parliamentary Private Secretary to Lloyd George. At Trent Park and Port Lympne he entertained guests such as George Bernard Shaw and T. E. Lawrence while his home in Park Lane became a famous political salon. He was Chairman of the Trustees of the National Gallery from 1933 - 1935, and as Minister for Works in the 1930s he was responsible for embellishing many of London's monuments and parks. As a collector Philip Sassoon was drawn mainly to the English and French 18th century, but he also collected contemporary artists such as Sargent and Orpen. {From an Agnews press release for An Exhibition of paintings and drawings from the collection of Philip and Sybil Sassoon.}

Born Paris. Never married. Cousin of Siegfried. Died at his London house, 25 Park Lane. This was renumbered 45 in 1934 and is now, 2017, a modern hotel.

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Sir Philip Sassoon

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Hornsey British Legion

This double plaque is under the window on the left. Sir Philip Sassoon was AD...

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Regent Square Church

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Cecil Rhodes

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Mary Tidy

Mary Tidy

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Jeremiah Taverner

Jeremiah Taverner

Co-church warden of St Peters Cheap in 1687.

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Sir Allan Hume Nicholl CBE

Sir Allan Hume Nicholl CBE

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