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Madame Marie Curie
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Scientist
    (November 7, 1867-July 4, 1934)
    Birth name is Maria Sklodowska
    Discovered radioactivity comes from atoms
    Born Maria Sklodowska, but best known as Madame Curie
    Won the Nobel for Physics (1903)
    Won the Nobel for Chemistry (1911)
    Discovered the elements polonium and radium
    Isolated pure radium
    Received 19 degrees and 15 gold medals
    Appears on French and Polish commemorative postage stamps
    Craters on the Moon and on Mars are named for her
    Nasa named their Mars rover in her honor
    She was raised Catholic, but after meeting her husband, Pierre, she dropped her religion.
    She unwittingly caused her own death when her exposure to radiation gave her leukemia.
    She is the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.
    She is the first Polish person to win a Nobel Prize.
    She is the first person to win a second Nobel Prize.
    She is the first European woman to receive a doctorate in science.
    Her eldest daughter, Irene Joliot-Curie, also won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1935).
    She was the first female professor at the Sorboune.
    Albert Einstein said 'Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the one whom fame has not corrupted' (1937).
    She said: 'Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.'
    She also said: 'One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.'
    She helped discover X-Ray machines.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 21 Votes: 38.10% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 37 Votes: 45.95% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 87 Votes: 50.57% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 86 Votes: 51.16% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 60 Votes: 38.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 89 Votes: 46.07% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 82 Votes: 59.76% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 83 Votes: 38.55% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 71 Votes: 33.80% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 185 Votes: 43.78% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 413 Votes: 39.95% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 1192 Votes: 45.39% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 1166 Votes: 44.77% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 1424 Votes: 42.28% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 2808 Votes: 42.13% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 9057 Votes: 35.39% Annoying
 
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