Pioneer and Campaigner
Dadabhai Naoroji, 1825-1917
Display No. 174
Dadabhai Naoroji was the first Asian Member of Parliament elected to the House of Commons. Born in Gujarat, India, he first moved to London in 1855. Nightingale wrote a public letter in support of his campaign when he was standing for election. He was also a founding member of the Indian National Congress.
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Nightingale is respected worldwide for her pioneering role in developing the nursing profession, her statistical work, and her evidence-based approach to healthcare. In honour of her bicentenary the World Health Organisation have named 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.
In our special exhibition, you will find out about objects, people and places which tell interesting stories about Florence’s life and legacy. You’ll discover artefacts from her life, people she both inspired and challenged, and places she helped to shape. There’s many more insights too!
Please click on the different sections of her famous coxcomb diagram to explore various aspects of her life and legacy. We hope you enjoy exploring!