Florence Nightingale 1820-1910
Florence Nightingale was called the Lady of
She became famous in the
during which she worked in Turkey and the Crimea.
there was room for improvement on the nursing sector, went home
and became founder of the Nightingale School for Nurses in London.
That was in 1860.
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Florence was born in Florence, Italy.
Hence the name.
The picture at the
top of the page, by the way, is a recent
discovery. Read all about it
here from BBC.