Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910) came from a rich & upper class family from Great Britain. She was born in Florence, Italy, hence her name! Florence was the founder of modern nursing & was best known for her work in the Crimean War as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. In 1860 she laid the foundation for a professional nursing school, at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, U.K. Florence Nightingale was awarded the The Royal Red Cross Medal by Queen Victoria in 1883.
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