Florence Nightingale Born in Florence, Italy
12 May 1820
Returned to England in 1821
at home with her older sister
was a very clever child
In 1837, when she was 17, she felt a “calling”
to help people
sick people at their homes
wanted her to get married
She had other ideas and travelled
in Europe looking at hospitals
In 1854 the Crimean War broke out –
England was at war with Russia
People in England heard that soldiers in hospitals were poorly treated.
Florence was invited to take a group of 38 female nurses to work in hospitals in the Crimea.
War finished in 1856 Florence returned to England.
She wanted to improve
hospitals in this country
in hospitals began to improve
Florence died of old age in 1910
She was buried near to her parents’ home in Hampshire.
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