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Curie, Marie (also Marja Curie, Manya Curie; Madame Curie; nee Sklodowska)

Born: 1867 AD
Died: 1934 AD, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: Polish
Categories: Chemists, Physicists


French (Polish-born) chemist and physicist


with Pierre Curie, co-discovered elements polonium 1898, radium 1898


discovered radioactivity of thorium


1895 - Wife of Pierre Curie 


1906 - 1st woman to teach at the Sorbonne


1910 - with Andre Debierne, co-discovered pure metallic form of radium


1903 - Nobel Prize in Physics


1911 - Nobel Prize in Chemistry


1934 - Died of leukemia due to longtime research exposure to radioactivity



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