Marie Curie

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Noun1.Marie Curie - French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizesMarie Curie - French chemist (born in Poland) who won two Nobel prizes; one (with her husband and Henri Becquerel) for research on radioactivity and another for her discovery of radium and polonium (1867-1934)
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Maria Sklodowska (1867-1934) was born in Warsaw at a time when Poland had temporarily vanished from the map of Europe, after having been divided between Russia, Prussia, and Austria.
2011 represents the 100th anniversary of the award of the Nobel Prize in chemistry to Mine Maria Sklodowska Curie, providing an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of women to science.
Madame Curie, one of the greatest scientists of all time, was born Maria Sklodowska on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland--then occupied by Russia.