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      • Maria Sklodowska, later known as Marie Curie, was born on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw (modern-day Poland). Curie was the youngest of five children, following siblings Zosia, Józef, Bronya and Hela.
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  2. Marie Curie - Facts, Quotes & Death - Biography

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    Feb 24, 2020 · Maria Sklodowska, later known as Marie Curie, was born on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw (modern-day Poland). Curie was the youngest of five children, following siblings Zosia, Józef, Bronya and Hela....

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    Polish-French physicist and chemist (1867–1934) In this Slavic name, the surname is Skłodowska, sometimes transliterated as Sklodowska. Marie Curie. Marie Curie, c. 1920. Born. Maria Salomea Skłodowska. ( 1867-11-07) 7 November 1867. Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire.

    • Poland (by birth), France (by marriage)
    • Aplastic anemia from exposure to radiation
  4. Marie Curie - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Curie was born on 7 November 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. She lived there until she was 22. Her original name was Maria. Marie Curie was the fifth child in her family. At the age of ten, her sister Zofia died. Her mother died two years later. Her father was a math teacher. He died when she was 11. As a young girl, she was interested in physics.

    • Poland (by birth), France (by naturalization)
    • Aplastic anemia from exposure to radiation
  5. Marie Curie: A Biography Of The Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist

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    • Marie Curie’s Fragile Childhood. Born Maria Salomea Skłodowska, she came into the world on Nov. 7, 1867, in what is now Warsaw, Poland. At the time, Poland was under Russian occupation.
    • Marie Curie The Scientist. It turns out, fresh air and strawberry picking in the quiet countryside was the perfect antidote. The usually studious Marie Curie forgot about her books and enjoyed being lavished with gifts by her mother’s extended family, the Boguskis.
    • Curie Goes To College. Marie Curie’s biography. When she turned 17, Marie Curie and her sister Bronya both dreamed of going to college. Sadly, the University of Warsaw did not admit women at the time.
    • Her Dedication As A Scientist Was Criticized After She Had Children. After her marriage, Marie Curie retained her ambitions as a researcher and continued to spend hours in the laboratory, often working alongside her husband.
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    Nov 06, 2020 · In return, once she’d become a doctor, Bronya would fund Maria coming to Paris to study. But after just two years, her left-wing politics had garnered the attention of Big Brother. So, aged 24, Maria moved to Paris and changed her name to Marie.

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    Marie Curie’s Early Life and Education. Maria Salomea Sklodowska was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. At that time, Warsaw lay within the borders of the Russian Empire.

  8. Marie Curie - Questions and answers - NobelPrize.org

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    Jan 22, 2008 · The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1911 was awarded to Marie Curie, née Sklodowska "in recognition of her services to the advancement of chemistry by the discovery of the elements radium and polonium, by the isolation of radium and the study of the nature and compounds of this remarkable element".

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    Curie was born on 7 November 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, as Marie Skłodowska. She lived in Poland until she was 22. At the age of ten, her sister Zofia died. Her mother died two years later. Marie Curie was the fifth child in her family. Her original name was Marya. Her father was a math teacher. He died when she was 11. As a young girl, she was interested in physics. She was top of her high school class. She graduated at 15. Marie taught school so she could earn money to go to school in Paris, France. She also went to an unaccredited college in Poland. Eventually, she left Poland and traveled to France under the name “Marie.” In Paris, she earned higher degrees and did her important scientific work. She founded the Curie Institutesin Paris and Warsaw.

    Curie did many great things. She and her husband created a theory of radioactivity (a term made by her and her husband Pierre Curie). They found different ways to separate radioactive isotopes and discovered two new elements: radium and polonium. She used her own studies in radioactivity to develop a new treatment for cancer. These treatments used the radioactive isotopes. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. She was the first person to win two Nobel Prizes: one in physics and one in chemistry.

    Curie discovered radium. It is one of the most radioactive and dangerous metals. She shared this discovery with Pierre Curie and Gustave Bemont. The three found radium in 1898. They discovered it when using a uranium ore. It gave off a lot of radiation. They decided that it was coming from more than uranium. The group found radium in the uranium. Radium is now used for many different things. For example, doctors used to use it to kill cancer cells. Radium was found in paint and watches. Many workers who made radium-containing products developed bone cancer.

    Even though Curie became a French citizen, Curie never lost her Polish identity. She graduated first in her class in 1893. One year later she earned a master’s degree in mathematics. Later, she met her husband, Pierre, at the Municipal School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry. They were married in July 1895. They also started to work together on scientific discoveries. Marie and Pierre had their first daughter, Irene, in 1897. Their second daughter, Eve, was born in 1904. Pierre died on April 19, 1906, after he was hit by a horse-drawn wagon.

    After the war, Marie started to raise money for a hospital. The hospital raised money for radiation research. She was invited to tour the United States to recommend and speed up her project. She sailed for the United States in 1921. She collected enough money and equipment for a new laboratory. She then started speaking at meetings to raise more money and became a celebrity. She also supported world peace by serving on the council of the League of Nations.

    Near the 1920s, Curie and many of her colleagues began to suffer from symptoms of cancer. Curie began to lose her sight. Cararact surgeries to try to bring back her sight did not help. Curie knew that the element (radium) she discovered might have been causing the symptoms, but she did not want to admit it to herself or others. In the early 1930s, Curie’s health started to quickly get worse. Doctors diagnosed her with pernicious anemia. Pernicious anemia is a blood anemia that happens when someone is overly exposed to radiation. The doctors didn’t tell the public or Curie herself what was going on. On July 4, 1934, at 66 years old, she died in a Sanitorium at the French Alps. She was then buried next to her husband in Sceaux, France.

    Birthplace on ulica Fretain Warsaw's "New Town" – now home to the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Museum
    Władysław Skłodowski with daughters (from left)Maria, Bronisława, Helena, 1890
    At a Warsaw laboratory, in 1890–91, Maria Skłodowska did her first scientific work
    At First Solvay Conference (1911), Curie (seated, second from right) confers with Henri Poincaré; standing, fourth from right, is Rutherford; second from right, Einstein; far right, Paul Langevin
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