Curie family

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The Curie family is a French-Polish family from which hailed a number of illustrious scientists. Pierre Curie, his Polish-born wife Marie Skłodowska-Curie, their daughter, Irène, and son-in-law, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, are its most prominent members. Five members of the family in total were awarded a Nobel Prize. Marie and Pierre shared a Nobel Prize in Physics and Marie was awarded a second one in chemistry, making her the only person in history to win a Nobel Prize in two scientific disciplines; Irène and Frédéric Joliot-Curie won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935; while Henry Richardson Labouisse, Jr., the spouse of Irène's younger sister, Ève Curie, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965. The chemical element curium (number 96) is named after Marie and Pierre.[1]

Curie family genealogy[edit]

Family tree

Paul Curie (1799–1853), physician, humanist.
x Augustine Hofer (1805–1883), a descendant of the famous scholar and mathematician Johann Bernoulli (1667–1748).

    • Eugene Curie (1827–1910), doctor.
      x Sophie-Claire Depouilly (1832-1897).
      • Jacques Curie (1855–1941), physicist.
        x Marie Masson (1856–1945).
        • Maurice Curie (1888–1975), physicist.
          • Daniel Curie (1927-2000), physicist.
      • Pierre Curie (1859–1906), physicist, Nobel Prize in 1903.
        x Marie Skłodowska Curie (1867–1934), physicist, chemist, Nobel Prize in 1903 and in 1911.
        • Irène Joliot-Curie (1897–1956), physicist, Nobel Prize in 1935.
          x Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900–1958), physicist, Nobel Prize in 1935.
          • Pierre Joliot-Curie (1932), biologist.
            x Anne Gricouroff, biologist, daughter of Georges Gricouroff and Colette Rodet.
            • Marc Joliot (1962), neuroscientist.
            • Alain Joliot (1964), biologist.
          • Hélène Langevin-Joliot (1927), nuclear physicist.
            x Michel Langevin (1926–1985), physicist, son of André Langevin and Luce Dubus, grandson of Paul Langevin and Jeanne Desfosses.
            • Françoise Langevin-Mijangos x Christian Mijangos.
            • Yves Langevin (1951),[2] astrophysicist.
        • Ève Curie (1904–2007), writer, journalist, pianist.
          x Henry Richardson Labouisse, Jr. (1904–1987), American diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of UNICEF in 1965.

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The Curie family won a total of 5 Nobel Prizes. [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13]

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