Florence Nightingale

1820 - 1910

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Florence Nightingale (; 12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. Nightingale came to prominence while serving as a manager and trainer of nurses during the Crimean War, in which she organised care for wounded soldiers at Constantinople. She gave nursing a favourable reputation and became an icon of Victorian culture, especially in the persona of "The Lady with the Lamp" making rounds of wounded soldiers at night.Recent commentators have asserted that Nightingale's Crimean War achievements were exaggerated by the media at the time, but critics agree on the importance of her later work in professionalising nursing roles for women. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Florence Nightingale has received more than 8,710,771 page views. Her biography is available in 107 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 103 in 2019). Florence Nightingale is the 2nd most popular physician (up from 4th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Italy (up from 41st in 2019) and the most popular Italian Physician.

Florence Nightingale is most famous for being a nurse during the Crimean War. She was also instrumental in the development of modern nursing.

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Among physicians, Florence Nightingale ranks 2 out of 509Before her are Hippocrates. After her are Galen, Paracelsus, Ignaz Semmelweis, Edward Jenner, Josef Mengele, Robert Koch, L. L. Zamenhof, Basil of Caesarea, Albert Schweitzer, and Andreas Vesalius.

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Among people born in 1820, Florence Nightingale ranks 2Before her is Friedrich Engels. After her are Herbert Spencer, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy, Nadar, Anne Brontë, Henri, Count of Chambord, Harriet Tubman, Jenny Lind, William John Macquorn Rankine, Multatuli, and Henri Vieuxtemps. Among people deceased in 1910, Florence Nightingale ranks 3Before her are Leo Tolstoy and Mark Twain. After her are Henry Dunant, Robert Koch, William James, Edward VII, Henri Rousseau, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Nadar, O. Henry, and Mily Balakirev.

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Among people born in Italy, Florence Nightingale ranks 40 out of 4,088Before her are Donatello (1386), Niccolò Paganini (1782), Ennio Morricone (1928), Tiberius (-42), Titian (1488), and Giacomo Casanova (1725). After her are Pope John Paul I (1912), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Pius XII (1876), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Mark Antony (-83), and Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598).


Among physicians born in Italy, Florence Nightingale ranks 1After her are Cesare Lombroso (1835), Camillo Golgi (1843), Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909), Marcello Malpighi (1628), Francesco Redi (1626), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Giovanni Alfonso Borelli (1608), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Peter Damian (1007), Pietro Andrea Mattioli (1501), and Andrea Cesalpino (1519).