Irène Joliot-Curie

1897 - 1956

Irène Joliot-Curie

Irène Joliot-Curie (French: [iʁɛn ʒɔljo kyʁi] (listen); 12 September 1897 – 17 March 1956) was a French chemist, physicist, and a politician of Polish ancestry, the daughter of Marie Curie and Pierre Curie, and the wife of Frédéric Joliot-Curie. Jointly with her husband, Joliot-Curie was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935 for their discovery of artificial radioactivity. This made the Curies the family with the most Nobel laureates to date. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irène Joliot-Curie has received more than 1,374,516 page views. Her biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 6th most popular chemist.

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Among chemists, Irène Joliot-Curie ranks 6 out of 473Before her are Alfred Nobel, Louis Pasteur, Dmitri Mendeleev, Antoine Lavoisier, and John Dalton. After her are Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Amedeo Avogadro, Linus Pauling, Svante Arrhenius, and Fritz Haber.

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Among people born in 1897, Irène Joliot-Curie ranks 3Before her are Pope Paul VI and Joseph Goebbels. After her are William Faulkner, Amelia Earhart, Paavo Nurmi, Wilhelm Reich, Subhas Chandra Bose, Lucky Luciano, Ivan Konev, Ludwig Erhard, and Georges Bataille. Among people deceased in 1956, Irène Joliot-Curie ranks 2Before her is Bertolt Brecht. After her are Jackson Pollock, Konstantin von Neurath, B. R. Ambedkar, Jules Rimet, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, Pietro Badoglio, Emil Nolde, Alfred Kinsey, Frederick Soddy, and Robert Walser.

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In France

Among people born in France, Irène Joliot-Curie ranks 117 out of 4,109Before her are Charles VII of France (1403), Jacques Lacan (1901), Alexandre Dumas fils (1824), Charles IX of France (1550), François Mitterrand (1916), and François Villon (1431). After her are Henri Poincaré (1854), Jean-Paul Belmondo (1933), Évariste Galois (1811), Charles VIII of France (1470), Charles Aznavour (1924), and Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122).

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Among chemists born in France, Irène Joliot-Curie ranks 3Before her are Louis Pasteur (1822) and Antoine Lavoisier (1743). After her are Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Henri Moissan (1852), Paul Sabatier (1854), Victor Grignard (1871), Alfred Werner (1866), Joseph Black (1728), Claude Louis Berthollet (1748), Michel Eugène Chevreul (1786), and Jacques Monod (1910).

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