Chemistry history graphic for Marie Curie's birthday (7th November). Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the first (and only) woman to win twice, and the only person to win twice in multiple sciences. She coined the term 'radioactivity', and discovered the elements polonium and radium in uranium ores. Curium is named after her and her husband, Pierre Curie. She died of aplastic anaemia at the age of 66, likely due to long-term radiation exposure.
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In the history of the Nobel Prize, only one person has won a prize in two different sciences. That person was Marie Skłodowska Curie, born on 7th November 1867.

Born in Poland, she carried out her research in France and developed the theory of radioactivity. She also discovered two elements, polonium and radium. She was the first person to win a Nobel Prize twice and is still the only woman to do so.

Radiation exposure contributed to her death from aplastic anaemia at the age of 66. Even in death, she was still setting firsts: she became the first woman to be entombed in the Panthéon in Paris on her own merits.

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