Florence Nightingale Honoured by United Nations

16 May 2020  Sat

On May 12 the UNPA paid tribute to Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing, with a 1.35 Euro Stamp. The stamp was issued on the bicentennial of Nightingale’s birth.

The issuance of the Florence Nightingale stamp coincides with the World Health Organization’s designation of 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. May 12, the first day of the issue, is International Nurses Day, which is celebrated in Nightingale’s honor. Master engraver Martin Morck provided the artwork for the stamp, which was designed by Rorie Katz.

A close-up portrait of Nightingale is shown at right. At left is a quote from Nightingale in German. In English, the quote is “Live life when you have it. Life is a splendid gift — there is nothing small about it.” “Vereinte Nationen,” German for United Nations, is lettered up the right side of the stamp.

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