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FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE

WHY IS SHE FAMOUS?

THE LADY WITH A LAMP

TOP 10 FACTS1. She was born in Florence, Italy, which is how she got her name!2. Her sister’s name was Frances Parenthope.3.3. She grew up in Hampshire, and her family was very wealthy.4. Her father was also her teacher, and taught her a lot of things that girls wouldn’t usually learn, like maths.5. Her family didn’t want her to become a nurse because they didn’t think it was a very nice job to have. But, they saw how much Florence wanted to do it, and her father finally said yes.6. She went to nursing school in Germany.7. Florence helped to treat wounded soldiers during the Crimean War, and made sure the hospital was clean.The soldiers were very grateful for Florence’s kindness.8. During the Crimean War, she was nicknamed ‘The Lady with the Lamp’ because she would work all night to make sure the soldiers had what they needed, like water and warm blankets.9. She met Queen Victoria in 1883, when she gave Florence the Royal Red Cross to thank her for all of her hard work as a military nurse.10. In 1860, she set up the Nightingale Training School at St. Thomas' Hospital in London


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