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Florence Nightingale. Her Life. Florence Nightingale. What work might this person be doing?. How can we tell that this person lived a very long time ago?. What sort of person do you think she is?. Florence Nightingale. Born in Florence, Italy 12 May 1820 A wealthy family.

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Florence Nightingale

What work might this person be doing?

How can we tell that this person lived a very long time ago?

What sort of person do you think she is?

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Florence Nightingale
  • Born in Florence, Italy
  • 12 May 1820
  • A wealthy family
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  • Returned to England in 1821
  • Taught at home with her older sister
  • Florence was a very clever child

One of Florence Nightingale’s childhood homes – Lea Hurst, Derbyshire

The Nightingales spent part of the year here and part of the year in Hampshire

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Florence Nightingale
  • In 1837, when she was 17, she felt a “calling” to help people
  • She visited sick people at their homes
  • Her parents wanted her to get married
  • She had other ideas and travelled in Europe looking at hospitals
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Florence Nightingale
  • 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.
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Florence Nightingale
  • War finished in 1856 Florence returned to England.
  • She wanted to improve hospitals in this country
  • Conditions in hospitals began to improve

1883 Royal Red Cross

1907 Order of Merit

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Florence Nightingale
  • Florence died of old age in 1910
  • She was buried near to her parents’ home in Hampshire.

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Florence is remembered today as the person responsible for improving conditions in hospitals and making nursing an acceptable job


Florence Nightingale

  • Acknowledgements
  • www.florencenightingale.co.uk
  • Britannica Student Encyclopaedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
  • www.gardenofpraise.com
  • www.thelighthouseforeducation.co.uk