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Florence

(Encyclopedia) Florence. 1 City (1990 pop. 36,426), seat of Lauderdale co., NW Ala., on the Tennessee River near Muscle Shoals and adjacent to Wilson Dam (a national…

Florence

(Encyclopedia) Florence flôr´əns, flŏr´– [key], Ital. Firenze, city (1991 pop. 403,294), capital of Tuscany and of Firenze prov., central Italy, on the Arno River, at the foot…

Kelley, Florence

(Encyclopedia) Kelley, Florence, 1859–1932, American social worker and reformer, b. Philadelphia, grad. Cornell, 1882, and Northwestern Univ. law school, 1894. Married in 1884 to a…

Nightingale, Florence

(Encyclopedia) Nightingale, Florence, 1820–1910, English nurse, the founder of modern nursing, b. Florence, Italy. Her life was dedicated to the care of the sick and war wounded and to…

Chadwick, Florence May

(Encyclopedia) Chadwick, Florence May, 1918–95, American distance swimmer, b. San Diego, Calif. She began swimming at the age of six, and four years later she swam the San Diego Bay…

Ferrara-Florence, Council of

(Encyclopedia) Ferrara-Florence, Council of, 1438–45, second part of the 17th ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church; the first part was the Council of Basel, canonically…

Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson spent six decades in show business, but is forever remembered as Carol Brady, the mom on the 1970s TV sitcom The Brady Bunch. Raised in the midwest, she headed to New York to find…

Florence Chadwick

Florence ChadwickBorn: Nov. 9, 1917Dominant distance swimmer of 1950s set English Channel records from France to England (1950) and England to France (1951 and '55).Died: Mar. 15, 1995Evonne…

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale earned the nickname "The Lady With the Lamp" for her tireless nursing of British soldiers during the Crimean War. Nightingale was born to wealthy English parents and proved to…