Founding of Deaconess Institute

Theodor Fliedner founded the Deaconess Institute, a nursing school in 1836 at Kaiserswerth, near Dusseldorf, Germany. The school trained Protestant women in nursing techniques as a way of giving charitable service to the poor. Within 30 years it trained 1,600 women including Florence Nightingale.

      Theodor Fliedner
      Dusseldorf, Germany

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