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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale was born to an English family on May 12, 1820 in Tuscany, Italy. She wanted to become a nurse and went to a nursing school to receive training. After becoming a trained nurse, Florence attended to many wounded soldiers. She was called ‘The lady with the lamp’ because she carried a lamp on her night rounds. She was awarded the ‘Order of Merit’ for her services. She passed away on August 13, 1910.


Sandali Vihanga,

Grade 4,

Negombo South International

School, Nittambuwa.