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Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) by Goodman, c. 1857 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Nightingale, Florence (1820–1910), reformer of Army Medical Services and of nursing organization, was born on 12 May 1820 at Villa Columbaia, Florence, where her parents were on a European tour. Their other daughter, Frances Parthenope Nightingale (1819–1890) [see Verney, Frances Parthenope], born in ...

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See Russell, Herbrand Arthur, eleventh duke of Bedford

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Dame Sarah Ann Swift (1854–1937) by Herbert James Draper Guy's and St Thomas' Charitable Foundation

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Swift, Dame Sarah Ann (1854–1937), nurse and a founder of the Royal College of Nursing, was born on 22 November 1854 at Blossom Hall, Kirton Skeldyke, near Boston, Lincolnshire, the second of the three children of Robert Swift, a landowner and independent farmer, and his wife, ...