Florence NightngaleFlorence Nightngale was bor in Florence in 1820. She come from to a very rich English family. When she annouced that she wanted to become a nurse, her parents tried to persuade her not to leave. Florence refused to give up her dream of helping poor and sick people and convinced them to let her leave for the Crimea. In 1854 the Crimea War had broken out and many British soldiers were dying because of untreated wounds.