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Marguerite Perey

1909 - 1975

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Marguerite Catherine Perey (19 October 1909 – 13 May 1975) was a French physicist and a student of Marie Curie. In 1939, Perey discovered the element francium by purifying samples of lanthanum that contained actinium. In 1962, she was the first woman to be elected to the French Académie des Sciences, an honor denied to her mentor Curie. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marguerite Perey has received more than 122,055 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Marguerite Perey is the 315th most popular physicist (up from 336th in 2019), the 1,639th most popular biography from France (up from 1,825th in 2019) and the 33rd most popular French Physicist.

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Among physicists, Marguerite Perey ranks 315 out of 717Before her are Gerard 't Hooft, John Robert Schrieffer, Leon M. Lederman, Toshihide Maskawa, Steven Chu, and John Stewart Bell. After her are Nathan Rosen, Otto Schmidt, Daniel C. Tsui, Qian Xuesen, Christoph Scheiner, and John Mauchly.

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Among people born in 1909, Marguerite Perey ranks 62Before her are Albert R. Broccoli, Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Nikolay Bogolyubov, Edward Tatum, Yiannis Ritsos, and Clement Greenberg. After her are Nathan Rosen, Lennart Bernadotte, Porfirio Rubirosa, Aenne Burda, Robert Ryan, and Infanta Beatriz of Spain. Among people deceased in 1975, Marguerite Perey ranks 55Before her are Leroy Anderson, Luigi Dallapiccola, Edward Tatum, Thornton Wilder, Ivan Maisky, and Hans Bellmer. After her are Gunnar Gunnarsson, Eugen Fink, Walker Evans, Joseph Bech, Al Lettieri, and Guy Mollet.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marguerite Perey ranks 1,639 out of 6,011Before her are Germaine Tailleferre (1892), Luis Federico Leloir (1906), Maurice Barrès (1862), Adrienne Lecouvreur (1692), Charlotte Aglaé d'Orléans (1700), and Michel Serrault (1928). After her are Yo-Yo Ma (1955), Georges Feydeau (1862), Charlotte Bonaparte (1802), Duchenne de Boulogne (1806), Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges (1830), and Carausius (300).

Among PHYSICISTS In France

Among physicists born in France, Marguerite Perey ranks 33Before her are Antoine César Becquerel (1788), Paul-Jacques Curie (1855), Pierre Louis Dulong (1785), Hélène Langevin-Joliot (1927), Edmond Becquerel (1820), and Jean-Charles de Borda (1733). After her are Gaston Planté (1834), Jean Charles Athanase Peltier (1785), Félix Savart (1791), John Theophilus Desaguliers (1683), Jean-Antoine Nollet (1700), and Henri Pitot (1695).