Born on 12 May 1820 in Firenze, Tuscany, Florence Nightingale made nursing a respectable career and has been called the Founder of Modern Nursing. She also used diagrams to illustrate how the majority of deaths in the Crimea war were caused by sickness rather than wounds and persuade people of the need for change.
Florence Nightingale: Born into wealth and social status, Florence gave it all away to serve. She brought nursing up from a professional of scorn to the honored position it has today. Florence risked her life to save others and continues to inspire women to care for those in need