Sophie Mannerheim's tomb

The tomb where Sophie Mannerheim is buried can be found on a hill of Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki.
She was a famous nurse known as pioneer of modern nursing in Finland and was elected President of the Finnish Nurses' Association, a position she had for 24 years. As a result of her international involvement she was also elected President of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).


The lamp, usually placed on the graves of the nurses as a reference to Florence Nightingale, represents their sacrifice, selflessness and spirit of service.

  • Photos and main text by Sabrina Migliorelli ti.supmacla|illeroilgim.s#| and Camilla Alberti Corseri ti.supmacla|iresrocitrebla.c#| (October 2014)

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