May 12, 1820 – August 13, 1910
Occupation: nurse, reformer. Known for: founder of the modern nursing profession as a trained profession. Head British nurse, Crimean War. Also known as: Lady with the Lamp; Flo
Called to a Mission in Life: On February 7, 1837, Florence Nightingale heard, by her account, the voice of God telling her that she had a mission in life. It took her some years of searching to identify that mission. This was the first of four occasions where Florence Nightingale said she heard the voice of God.