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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 25,597,781 page views. Her biography is available in 173 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 168 in 2019). Marie Curie is the 3rd most popular physicist, the 2nd most popular biography from Poland (up from 3rd 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 717Before her are Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. After her are Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Alessandro Volta, Max Planck, Robert Hooke, Pierre Curie, Hans Christian Ørsted, and James Prescott Joule.

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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, Arturo Toscanini, Emily Greene Balch, Mary of Teck, John Galsworthy, Käthe Kollwitz, Emil Nolde, and Maxime Weygand. Among people deceased in 1934, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Paul von Hindenburg, Lev Vygotsky, Fritz Haber, Ernst Röhm, Edward Elgar, Albert I of Belgium, Kurt von Schleicher, John Dillinger, Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, and Nestor Makhno.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Marie Curie ranks 2 out of 1,454Before her are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473). After her are Frédéric Chopin (1810), Pope John Paul II (1920), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Catherine the Great (1729), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Lech Wałęsa (1943), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), and Fritz Haber (1868).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Otto Stern (1888), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), Heinrich Wilhelm Dove (1803), and Vladimir Chelomey (1914).