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November 7th, 1867 to July 4th, 1934
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Marie Curie was a Polish-French physicist. She is famous for her work on radioactivity and for winning the Nobel Prize two times.
In 1898, she discovered a new radioactive element and named it polonium, after her native country of Poland. In 1903, she became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in physics and won another Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry, in 1911.
"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.”