Florence Nightingale 1820 - 1910

occupation:
Pioneer,
Reformer
Nationality:
British; English
born in:
Florence, Firenze, Tuscany, Italy

Nurse during the Crimean War, and subsequently school founder, writer, campaigner and statistician. Her standards of sanitation were based on the miasma theory of disease, and were held up as an example for decades. she became known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'

1854 - travels to Crimean War to inspect war hospitals; 1860 founds Nightingale School for Nurses