It is her Feast day today. She died 13th Aug 1910.
Most of us know the ‘Lady with the Lamp’ story and her nursing service in the Crimean War, but how many of us are aware that she was an accomplished
She was a pioneer in the public presentation of statistical data, she made innovative use of pie-charts and histograms… things we take for granted today.
To quote Wikipedia
" Nightingale was a pioneer in statistics; she represented her analysis in graphical forms to ease drawing conclusions and actionables from data. She is famous for usage of the polar area diagram, also called the Nightingale rose diagram, equivalent to a modern circular histogram. This diagram is still regularly used in data visualisation."
It would be better if we popularize such legends around their birth anniversaries. Like I add a tech trivia each week in the newsletter, I could also see if I could somehow add a ‘today we remember’ sort of section on It’s FOSS website.