Who Was Marie Curie?

Who Was Marie Curie?

Illustrator: Nancy Harrison
Illustrator: Ted Hammond

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780448478968
  • 112  Pages
  • Grosset & Dunlap
  • 9 – 12


Born in Warsaw, Poland, on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.


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