Marie Curie

1867 - 1934

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Marie Salomea Skłodowska–Curie ( KURE-ee, Polish pronunciation: [ˈmarja skwɔˈdɔfska kʲiˈri]; born Maria Salomea Skłodowska, Polish: [ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska]; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person and the only woman to win the Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win the Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. Her husband, Pierre Curie, was a co-winner on her first Nobel Prize, making them the first ever married couple to win the Nobel Prize and launching the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie Curie has received more than 20,153,768 page views. Her biography is available in 168 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 163 in 2019). Marie Curie is the 3rd most popular physicist, the 3rd most popular biography from Poland (down from 2nd in 2019) and the most popular Polish Physicist.

Marie Curie is most famous for her pioneering work in the field of radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win two Nobel Prizes.

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Among physicists, Marie Curie ranks 3 out of 721Before her are Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. After her are Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Max Planck, Alessandro Volta, Niels Bohr, James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, and Ernest Rutherford.

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Among people born in 1867, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Józef Piłsudski, Luigi Pirandello, Emil Nolde, Arturo Toscanini, John Galsworthy, Mary of Teck, Percy Fawcett, Madam C. J. Walker, and Pierre Bonnard. Among people deceased in 1934, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Paul von Hindenburg, Lev Vygotsky, Ernst Röhm, Edward Elgar, Fritz Haber, Albert I of Belgium, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Kurt von Schleicher, Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, and Nestor Makhno.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Marie Curie ranks 3 out of 1,231Before her are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473) and Frédéric Chopin (1810). After her are Pope John Paul II (1920), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Catherine the Great (1729), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Heinz Guderian (1888), and Lech Wałęsa (1943).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Otto Stern (1888), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Eugen Goldstein (1860), and Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803).