Find out more about the greatest 19th Century Nurses, including Florence Nightingale, Margaret Sanger, Vera Brittain, Clara Barton and Edith Cavell.
Florence NightingaleFlorence Nightingale
12 May 1820, British
Founder of Modern Nursing
Margaret SangerMargaret Sanger
14 September 1879, American
Educator

Mary SeacoleMary Seacole
23 November 1805, British
Heroine of the Crimean War

Clara BartonClara Barton
25 December 1821, American
Nurse

Elizabeth Kenny Elizabeth Kenny
20 September 1880, Australian
Nurse & Health Administrator

Lillian WaldLillian Wald
10 March 1867, American
Humanitarian, Nurse, Activist
Mary Eliza Mahoney Mary Eliza Mahoney
16 April 1845, American
Nurse

Marie LaveauMarie Laveau
10 September 1801, American
American Vodoo queen

Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia
15 November 1895, Russian
Politician, Nurse
Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia
10 June 1897, Russian
Politician, Nurse

Violet JessopViolet Jessop
02 October 1887, Argentinian
Nurse
Lillian Gordy CarterLillian Gordy Carter
15 August 1898, American
Nurse, Politician

Ethel Roosevelt DerbyEthel Roosevelt Derby
13 August 1891, American
Nurse

Nella LarsenNella Larsen
13 April 1891, American
Author

Constance KentConstance Kent
06 February 1844, British
nurse

Agnes von KurowskyAgnes von Kurowsky
05 January 1892, American
Nurse
Mary KingsleyMary Kingsley
13 October 1862, British
Writer

Aurora QuezonAurora Quezon
19 February 1888, Filipino
Nurse

Naomi MitchisonNaomi Mitchison
01 November 1897, Scottish
Novelist

Sarah Emma EdmondsSarah Emma Edmonds
30 November 1841, Canadian, American
Nurse
Mary BreckinridgeMary Breckinridge
17 February 1881, American
American nurse

Clara MaassClara Maass
28 June 1876, American
Nurse
Mary Ann BickerdykeMary Ann Bickerdyke
19 July 1817, American
Medical worker

Elsa BrandstromElsa Brandstrom
26 March 1888, Swedish
Nurse

Harriet Boyd HawesHarriet Boyd Hawes
11 October 1871, American
Archaeologist
Mabel Keaton StaupersMabel Keaton Staupers
27 February 1890, Barbadian, American
Nurse

Mary Adelaide NuttingMary Adelaide Nutting
01 November 1858, American
Nurse educator
Julia DempseyJulia Dempsey
14 May 1856, American
Religious Sister

Jane DelanoJane Delano
12 March 1862, American
Nurse

Florence A. BlanchfieldFlorence A. Blanchfield
01 April 1884, American
Nurse
Sue S. DauserSue S. Dauser
20 September 1888, American
Nurse

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Louise McManusLouise McManus
1896 AD, American
Nurse
Mary J. SaffordMary J. Safford
31 December 1834, American
Nurse

Mărgărita Miller-VerghyMărgărita Miller-Verghy
01 January 1865, Romanian
Nurse, Linguist, Writer, Literary historian,

Jane Currie Blaikie HogeJane Currie Blaikie Hoge
31 July 1811, American
Nurse

Lucy MinnigerodeLucy Minnigerode
08 February 1871, American
Nurse