Marie Curie

1867 - 1934

Marie Curie

Marie Skłodowska Curie ( KEWR-ee; French: [kyʁi]; Polish: [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. As part of the Curie family legacy of five Nobel Prizes, 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. She was also the first woman to become a professor at the University of Paris.She was born in Warsaw, in what was then the Kingdom of Poland, part of the Russian Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marie Curie has received more than 14,139,169 page views. Her biography is available in 163 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 3rd most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Marie Curie ranks 3 out of 659Before her are Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein. After her are Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Alessandro Volta, Niels Bohr, Max Planck, James Clerk Maxwell, André-Marie Ampère, Pierre Curie, 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, Arturo Toscanini, John Galsworthy, Emil Nolde, Natsume Sōseki, Käthe Kollwitz, Mary of Teck, and Margaret Brown. Among people deceased in 1934, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Paul von Hindenburg, Lev Vygotsky, Edward Elgar, Fritz Haber, Ernst Röhm, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Albert I of Belgium, Raymond Poincaré, Kurt von Schleicher, Sergey Kirov, and Engelbert Dollfuss.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Marie Curie ranks 2 out of 930Before her are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473). After her are Frédéric Chopin (1810), Pope John Paul II (1920), Catherine the Great (1762), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), Lech Wałęsa (1943), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), and Heinz Guderian (1888).

Among PHYSICISTS In Poland

Among physicists born in Poland, Marie Curie ranks 1After her are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686), Max Born (1882), Otto Stern (1888), Maria Goeppert Mayer (1906), Rudolf Clausius (1822), Albert A. Michelson (1852), Isidor Isaac Rabi (1898), Klaus von Klitzing (1943), Joseph Rotblat (1908), Leopold Infeld (1898), and Eugen Goldstein (1860).

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