Florence Nightingale left 3.5m pounds fortune when she died
London, May 23 (ANI): Florence Nightingale, who is known for having saved lives during the Crimean War, had left property worth 3.5 million pounds when she died, it has emerged.
The Crimean War nurse, who spent a life treating wounded soldiers, treated her siblings and assistant Arthur Hugh Clough to an estate worth 36,127 pounds when she died in affluent Park Lane in 1910, worth about 3.5 million pounds today, the Daily Mail reported.
Newly released records show that 'Pygmalion' author George Bernard Shaw, who helped found the LSE, knew how to cope with finance and was sitting on a fortune worth 10.3 million pounds today when he died in his Hertfordshire home aged 94 in 1950.
Beatrix Potter - the successful female novelist behind 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit', left 211,638 pounds, worth nearly 8 million pounds today, to her husband William in 1943.
Ancestry.co.uk also revealed former Prime Minister Winston Churchill left 304,044 pounds, worth nearly 4.8 million pounds now, to his wife Clementine in 1965 and founder of penicillin Alexander Fleming left a personal estate worth over 630,000 pounds today to son Robert in 1955.
But Welsh poet Dylan Thomas faired the worst, as the known alcoholic left just 100 pounds - worth 2,300 pounds today - to his wife Caitlin following his death in New York in 1953. He was aged just 39.
T.S. Eliot, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, poet and playwright died of emphysema in 1965, with a personal estate totalling 105,272 pounds, over 1.6 million pounds today.
"These new records give fascinating insight into the final estates of some of Britain's most recognisable faces and reveal that money and fame did not always go hand in hand," Ancestry.co.uk International Content Director Miriam Silverman said.
"They also provide a rich source of information for anybody interested in uncovering the finer details of their ancestor's finances and exactly what, if anything, they decided to leave and to whom," Silverman added. (ANI)
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