Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) laid the foundation of modern nursing. She made outstanding contribution to public health. She is popularly known as ‘The Lady with the Lamp’. She was born into a rich family. Florence rejected marriage as well as a luxurious life. She received training in nursing in Germany and France. She worked at the British Army Hospital at Scutari in Turkey during the Crimean War. Florence restored order and cleanliness in the hospital. She wrote a note on the army medical and hospital administration. Florence Nightingale is known for her reforms in the British hospitals. In 1860, she established the Nightingale School for Nurses in London. She considered her patients as her children. Florence became blind in 1901. She received the Order of Merit from the King in 1907. Florence Nightingale has inspired and will always inspire the people of the world.