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Unusual facts about famous people.
« on: March 09, 2019, 04:26:17 PM »
I enjoy reading interesting facts about famous people, and many of them have skills that are often supplementary to the actions that made them famous. I'll add posts to this thread as  and when I discover topics.  If you lnow of something, then please add it to this thread.

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Florence Nightingale
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 04:40:13 PM »
Florence Nightingale was born in 1820 in Florence in Italy , and died in 1910 in Mayfair in London. She was a social reformer, and the foundation of modern nursing has been attributed to her. She achieved prominence as "The lady with a lamp" whilst she was training nurses in the Crimean war. Her actions as a statistician is a little known ability of hers, and she was the first female member of the Royal Statistical Society, She was particularly active in the analysis of health problems, and contributed to the establishment of epidemiology.