Edith Cavell Biography
Birthday: December 4, 1865 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Swardeston, Norfolk, England
Edith Cavell was an English nurse and humanitarian. She was executed by Germans for helping and providing shelter to ‘Allied’ soldiers during the First World War. She began her nursing career in Brussels and later became the first matron of the 'Berkendael Institute,' Brussels, where she helped improve and modernize the nursing standards. During WWI, she performed her duty as a nurse by helping the wounded soldiers from both sides. Cavell helped around 200 British, French, and Belgian soldiers escape from German-occupied Belgium. She was very much aware of the danger involved and knew the consequences, but she stood still with her duties. She was arrested by Germans, accused of treason and tried for the same. She was held guilty by a court-martial and executed. Her execution saw widespread protests and was condemned all over the world.