Maria Salomea (Skłodowska) Curie

Maria Salomea (Skłodowska) Curie (1867 - 1934)

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Maria Salomea (Marie) "Manya" Curie formerly Skłodowska aka Skłodowska-Curie
Born in Warszawa, Warszawskie, Polskamap
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Wife of — married in Sceaux, Seine, Francemap
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Died in Sancellemoz, Passy, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Jul 2014 | Last significant change: 8 Apr 2018
07:35: Artur Lange added Zofia Skłodowska as sibling for Marie (Skłodowska) Curie. [Thank Artur for this]
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Marie Skłodowska-Curie was a Polish-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity. In addition to being the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only woman to win in two fields, she is the only person who has won the award in multiple sciences.

Marie, nicknamed Manya, was the daughter of Vladislav Skłodowska, a Polish math and physics teacher, and his wife Bronislawa. She was the youngest of their five children. Marie's mother died when she was about 11. Her siblings were Zosia (died when Marie was 8), Józef, sister Bronislawa (Bronya), and sister Hela (Helena). Zosia was Marie's oldest sibling. Both Józef and Bronya, who married Dr. Diuski, became physicians.


The banns for the marriage of Pierre Curie and Marie Skłodowska were published at Sceaux, on the outskirts of Paris, on July 7 1895. The record gives Marie's middle name as Salomée. Pierre's father was Eugène Curie, and his mother was Sophie Claire "Dapoully". [1]


Marie and Pierre Curie were originally buried in a cemetery at Sceaux with Pierre's parents, but in 1995, their remains were removed to the Panthéon, Paris, France.


  1. Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902 [ database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Archives de Paris et sa région: Publications des bans de Mariages 1860-1930. Paris: ARFIDO S.A., 2006. © ARFIDO S.A.

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Marie Skłodowska Curie Nobel Portrait
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On 16 Sep 2017 at 19:47 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

... and was given a key to a lead-lined box by President Harding. The box held one gram of radiom tht was worth over 100,000 dollars and was from the women of America. Hey collected enough money so she could keep up her research. Until years later when she passed from the radiation exposure caused leukemia, she worked with her daughter to improve the medical field and her research is still teaching us today. She could have just quit so many times and we are very lucky she did not. She is quoted "One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done..."

Meltzer, Brad, Heroes for my Daughter, pgs 2-3, Harper Collins Publishing

On 16 Sep 2017 at 19:41 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

One of her Nobel Prizes was for Physics and one in Chemistry. She was not allowed to address the audience at the ceremony because she was a woman. Her research has become part of the most complex treatments for cancer patients. She could have stopped when she found radiation in the interior of an atom, or when she named the term radioactivity, or when she found polonium and radium. With each of these she had achieved so much. When Pierre passed away, she could have received support from the pension from the French government, but she turned it down. She felt she could take are of her and their 2 daughters by herself. So she became the first female to be the Sorbonne's lecturer and professor. She went to the White House ...

On 23 Jul 2014 at 23:19 GMT Abby (Brown) Glann wrote:

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