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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “Marie Curie” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

Marie Curie

 

France : Discoverer of Radium

Born : AD 1867                    Died : AD 1934

Marie Curie was born to the poor parents in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. She was Christened Mania. She wanted to go for higher studies but her parents were unable to do so because of poverty. However, due to insistence of friends and relatives, she went to France for higher studies where she completed her M.A.

That was a time when women were not considered equal to men and were relegated to backstage. It was believed that women were incapable of achieving anything in the field of arts and science. Ironically, Marie Curie is the only Nobel Laureate to have won the coveted prize twice, and Madam Curie is a woman!

Mania married Pierre Curie, while in Paris and became Marie Curie. Both husband and wife were interested in research in Physics and Chemistry. They started working on Radium. They did not have enough wherewithals to use a sophisticated laboratory. They used to experiment under a dilapidated roof, which often leaked during rains. Ultimately, their perseverance paid and they discovered Radium and its activity in 1903. Both husband and wife were awarded Nobel Prize in 1903. In 1911, Marie Curie was again awarded the Nobel Prize for research in Chemistry. She was appointed Professor of Physics at Paris University.

Pierre Curie died in 1906 in a road accident. Marie survived him but died of cancer in 1934. It is ironic, isn’t it, that the inventor of Radium which is used in the prevention and cure of cancer should die of cancer!

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