Irène (Curie) Joliot-Curie
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Irène (Curie) Joliot-Curie (1897 - 1956)

Irène Joliot-Curie formerly Curie
Born in Paris XIII, Paris, Seine, Francemap
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Wife of — married 9 Oct 1926 in Paris IV, Paris, Seine, Francemap
Mother of [private daughter (1920s - unknown)] and [private son (1930s - unknown)]
Died at age 58 in Paris V, Paris, Seine, Francemap
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Irène was born 12 September 1897 in her parents' home, 24 rue de la Glacière in Paris (13th arrondissement), France[1]. She is the daughter of Nobel Prize winning physicists Pierre Curie and Marie Skłodowska.

Irène married Frédéric Joliot on 9 October 1926 in Paris (4th arrondissement)[2].
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In 1935 Irène and her husband Frédéric Joliot-Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their discovery of artificial radiation.

Irène died on 17 March 1956 in the Curie hospital, 12 rue Lhomond in Paris (5th arrondissement)[3], of leukaemia probably caused by exposure to radioactive materials.


Voici les titres d'Irène Joliot-Curie tels qu'ils sont énumérés sur son acte de décès: Professeur à la Faculté des Sciences de Paris, Directrice de l'Institut du Radium, Membre du conseil national de la Recherche Scientifique, ancuen sous-secrétaire d'Etat à la Recherche Scientifique, ancien Commissaire à l'Energie Atomique, Prix Nobel, Officier de la Légion d'honneur[3].


  1. Acte de naissance: Acte #2073, du 15 septembre 1897, Naissances 1897 Paris XIIIème, Archives de Paris en ligne cote V4E 9532 vue 23. Mar 2018
  2. Acte de mariage: Acte #1077, Mariages 1926 Paris IVème, Archives de Paris en ligne cote 4M 281 vue 17. Mar 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 Acte de décès: Acte #315, Décès 1956 Paris Vème, Archives de Paris en ligne cote 5D 292 vue 3. Mar 2018

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