Today in History - October 21st. 1854 - Florence Nightingale

On October 21st. 1854, Florence Nightingale and her staff of 38 nurses
were send to the Crimean War.

The Crimean War is a battle in which Russia lost to an alliance of France,
Britain, the Ottoman Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia.


Source picture:  Wikipedia

Florence Nightingale also was known as 'The Lady with the lamp'
after her habit, making rounds at night.

Florence Nightingale - Source picture: Wikipedia

Florence Nightingale was born as member of a rich, upper class,
British family who lived in Florence (Italy).
Later they came back to England.

Her father was William Edward Nightingale,born William Edward Shore.
Her mother was Frances 'Fanny' Smith.

Florence Nightingale around 1854 - Source: Wikipedia

Florence Nightingale was sent to the Crimean War.
In November 1854, she arrived in Selimiye Barracks now
near Istanbul (Turkey).

Hospital during the Crimean War - Wikipedia

Nightingale sent a plea to The Times to ask the government a solution
for the poor conditions of the Soldiers.

After the Crimean war, Florence Nightingale established a training for nurses.

In 1883, Florence Nightingale received the Royal Red Cross from
Queen Victoria.

In 1910, she died in her house in Maryfair in London.
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