Florence Nightingale

Other names: 
real surname: Shore
12 May 1820 - 13 August 1910

Florence was named after the city of her birth on 12th May, 1820, daughter of William Edward Shore and Frances Smith, who changed their surname to Nightingale as a requirement for inheriting

Her elder sister Frances Parthenope Nightingale was a writer and journalist, and became Lady Harry Verney.

She was expected marry and lead the life of an upper class woman at that time, but preferred to live the unconventional life of a nurse and trained for 3 months in Germany...

Sidney Herbert, war secretary asked Florence to lead a team of nurses to treat soldiers of the Crimean War...

The memorial plaque to Sidney Herbert, on Inch Keith Island on the Firth of Forth, notes his support of Florence.