Scutari, now Üsküdar, is a district and municipality in Istanbul, Turkey, on the Anatolian shore of the Bosphorus. Originally a city founded by Greek settlers in the seventh century, it is now one of Istanbul’s oldest residential areas. During the Crimean War, Florence Nightingale worked at the Scutari Barracks, built in 1800. Today, the northernmost tower of the barracks is a museum dedicated to her work.


Latitude: 41.029194195685
Longitude: 29.032659530640

Timeline of Events Associated with Scutari

Date Event Manage
4 Nov 1854

Florence Nightingale landed at Scutari

Photo of NightingaleFlorence Nightingale landed at Scutari one day before the Battle of Inkerman on 4 November 1854. Accompanied by her band of nurses, Florence Nightingale will become the great heroine of the Crimean War. Image: Photograph of Florence Nightingale (1858). This image is in the public domain in the United States as its copyright has expired.


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