Clara Barton, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Clara Barton

American Civil War nurse

Date of Birth: 25-Dec-1821

Place of Birth: Oxford, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: 12-Apr-1912

Profession: teacher, nurse, author, philanthropist, diarist, humanitarian

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Clara Barton

  • Clarissa Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912) was a pioneering American nurse who founded the American Red Cross.
  • She was a hospital nurse in the American Civil War, a teacher, and patent clerk.
  • Nursing education was not very formalized at that time and she did not attend nursing school, so she provided self-taught nursing care.
  • Barton is noteworthy for doing humanitarian work and civil rights advocacy at a time before women had the right to vote.
  • She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1973.

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