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Flora Robson

Dame Flora McKenzie Robson, DBE was an English actress and star of the theatrical stage and cinema, particularly renowned for her performances in plays demanding dramatic and emotional intensity. Her range extended from queens to villainesses.

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Flora Thompson

Flora Jane Thompson was an English novelist and poet famous for her semi-autobiographical trilogy about the English countryside, Lark Rise to Candleford.

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Flora Tristan

Flora Tristan was a socialist writer and activist. She was one of the founders of modern feminism. She wrote several works, the best known of which are Peregrinations of a Pariah, Promenades in London, and The Workers' Union.

Type: ActivistNationality: French

Florence Ballard

Florence Glenda Ballard Chapman was an American singer and a founding member of the Motown group The Supremes. From 1963 until 1967, Ballard sang on 16 Top 40 hit Supremes' singles, ten of which hit number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1967, Motown CEO Berry Gordy decided to remove Ballard from the Supremes.

Type: Musician, singerNationality: American

Florence E. Allen

Florence Ellinwood Allen was an American judge. She was the first woman to serve on a state supreme court and one of the first two women to serve as a federal judge.

Type: Nationality: American

Florence Ellinwood Allen

Florence Ellinwood Allen (March 23, 1884 – September 12, 1966) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She was the first woman to serve on a state supreme court and one of the first two women to serve as a United States federal judge. In 2005, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

Type: judge,lawyerNationality: United States of America

Florence Green

Florence Beatrice Green (née Patterson; 19 February 1901 – 4 February 2012) was an English woman who was the last known surviving veteran of the First World War from any country. She was a member of the Women's Royal Air Force.

Type: flight attendantNationality: United Kingdom

Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Delorez Griffith-Joyner, also known as Flo-Jo, was an American track and field athlete. She is considered the fastest woman of all time based on the fact that she still holds the world record for both the 100 metres and 200 metres, both set in 1988 and never seriously challenged. She died in her sleep as the result of an epileptic seizure in 1998 at the age of 38.

Type: AthleteNationality: American

Florence Harding

Florence Mabel Kling Flossie Harding, wife of President Warren G. Harding, was the First Lady of the United States from 1921 to 1923.

Type: First Lady, publisherNationality: American

Florence Henderson

Florence Agnes Henderson is an American actress and singer. She is perhaps best known for her role of Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. She may also be known for being a contestant on Dancing with the Stars in 2010. Henderson currently hosts her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, on RLTV.

Type: Actress, actress/singerNationality: American

Florence Kelley

Florence Kelley was an American social and political reformer. Her work against sweatshops and for the minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, and children's rights is widely regarded today. From its founding in 1899, Kelley served as the first general secretary of the National Consumers League. In 1909 Kelley helped create the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Type: ActivistNationality: American

Florence King

Florence Virginia King is an American novelist, essayist and columnist.

Type: Writer, columnist, essayistNationality: American

Florence L. Barclay

Florence Louisa Barclay was an English romance novelist and short story writer.

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Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale was a celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. She was dubbed The Lady with the Lamp after her habit of making rounds at night.

Type: ActivistNationality: English

Florence Reece

Florence Reece was an American social activist, poet, and folksong writer. Born in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee, the daughter and wife of coal miners, she is best known for the song, Which Side Are You On? which, according to folklorist Alan Lomax who collected it from her in 1937, she wrote at age 12 when her father was out on strike.

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Florence Sabin

Florence Rena Sabin was an American medical scientist. She was a pioneer for women in science; she was the first woman to hold a full professorship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the first woman elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and the first woman to head a department at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.

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