Florence Nightingale (1820–1910) is world-famous, but little is actually known about her. Above all, her name is associated with legends and stereotypes. But who was this woman to whom countless people owe their lives? With her innovative methods, she revolutionised nursing care. Hardly anyone knows about the kinds of resistance that she had to overcome to achieve this.
This biography vividly portrays her outer and inner development: How she recognised her calling and learned to stand up for it. And despite setbacks, how she found the strength – especially as a woman – to burst the corset of social expectations and live her calling. Florence Nightingale is quoted directly in many source texts.
- Portrait of a strong woman
- The human being behind the legends