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Nightingale, Florence

Date of birth:
May 12th, 1820 (Florence, Italy)
Date of death:
August 13th, 1910 (Londen, United Kingdom)
Buried on:
Grave of Florence Nightingale
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Florence Nightingale (OM, RRC) was an English nurse and the founder of modern nursing. She became famous during the Crimean War, where she organized the tending to wounded soldiers and an icon as "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds along wounded soldiers at night.

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Awarded on:

Tthe first recipient of the Royal Red Cross.
Royal Red Cross
Awarded on:
May 16th, 1904
Knight/Dame to the Venerable Order of Saint John (KStJ/DStJ)
Awarded on:
November 29th, 1907

She became the first woman to be awarded the Order of Merit.
Order of Merit