Marie Curie

1867 - 1934

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Maria Salomea Skłodowska-Curie (Polish: [ˈmarja salɔˈmɛa skwɔˈdɔfska kʲiˈri] ; née Skłodowska; 7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934), known simply as Marie Curie ( KURE-ee, French: [maʁi kyʁi]), was a Polish and naturalised-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first person to win a Nobel Prize twice, and the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two scientific fields. Her husband, Pierre Curie, was a co-winner of 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 25,902,083 page views. Her biography is available in 177 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 173 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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Over the past year Marie Curie has had the most page views in the with 3,431,403 views, followed by Spanish (1,849,265), and French (932,413). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hausa (211.81%), Hakka (200.00%), and Lombard (176.24%)


Among physicists, Marie Curie ranks 3 out of 851Before her are Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. After her are Wilhelm Röntgen, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Max Planck, Alessandro Volta, Hans Christian Ørsted, Pierre Curie, Ernest Rutherford, and Niels Bohr.

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Among people born in 1867, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Józef Piłsudski, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, Luigi Pirandello, Frank Lloyd Wright, Emily Greene Balch, Edgar de Wahl, Arturo Toscanini, Emil Nolde, Mary of Teck, Käthe Kollwitz, and John Galsworthy. Among people deceased in 1934, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Paul von Hindenburg, Lev Vygotsky, Fritz Haber, Edward Elgar, Ernst Röhm, Albert I of Belgium, Raymond Poincaré, Kurt von Schleicher, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Sergey Kirov, and Nestor Makhno.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Marie Curie ranks 3 out of 1,694Before her are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473), and Frédéric Chopin (1810). After her are Pope John Paul II (1920), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Catherine the Great (1729), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), David Ben-Gurion (1886), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), and Manfred von Richthofen (1892).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Otto Stern (1888), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Leopold Infeld (1898), Friedrich Ernst Dorn (1848), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914).