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About Clara Barton
Clara Barton was an American nurse and teacher best known for being the founder of the American Red Cross. During the American Civil War, she risked her life providing supplies and support to soldiers on the frontlines. Her humanitarian work during the Civil War earned her the name the Angel of the Battlefield. After the Civil War, she visited Europe and worked with the relief organization called the International Red Cross. When she returned to America, she lobbied for an American branch of the organization, which eventually led to the birth of the American Red Cross on May 21, 1881.
She was in a romantic relationship with an officer named Colonel John J. Elwell in 1863. The relationship did not lead to marriage. She died without ever getting married or having children.
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Famous quotes by Clara Barton
An institution or reform movement that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering, or diminishing the sum of happiness.Clara Barton
Everybody's business is nobody's business, and nobody's business is my business.Clara Barton
I have an almost complete disregard of precedent, and a faith in the possibility of something better. It irritates me to be told how things have always been done. I defy the tyranny of precedent. I go for anything new that might improve the past.Clara Barton
I may be compelled to face danger, but never fear it, and while our soldiers can stand and fight, I can stand and feed and nurse them.Clara Barton
The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.Clara Barton
Clara Barton's Popularity
Clara Barton was a famous American Civil War nurse and humanitarian, who was born on December 25, 1821. As a person born on this date, Clara Barton is listed in our database as the 14th most popular celebrity for the day (December 25) and the 4th most popular for the year (1821).
People born on December 25 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Clara Barton is the 419th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Clara Barton's birthday, Clara Barton is the 4810th most famous American.
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