Florence Nightingale was born in Villa Colombia to a British family that was rich and of upper class to her parents who were William Edward Nightingale and Frances Nightingale. She was named after the city in which she was born which is Florence located in Italy on 12th May 1820. In February 1837 while she was only 17, Florence believed that she had a call from God, to join nursing. Despite.
Florence Nightingale, byname Lady with the Lamp, (born May 12, 1820, Florence (Italy)—died August 13, 1910, London, England), British nurse, statistician, and social reformer who was the foundational philosopher of modern nursing.Nightingale was put in charge of nursing British and allied soldiers in Turkey during the Crimean War.She spent many hours in the wards, and her night rounds giving.