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Place of origin Paris, France
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Pierre and Marie Curie
Pierre and Marie Curie in the laboratory

The Curies were a family of distinguished scientists:

  • Marie Curie (1867-1934), a Polish-French chemist, physicist, and two time Nobel Prize winner
  • Pierre Curie (1859-1906), Marie's husband, French physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Irène Joliot-Curie (1897-1956), Marie and Pierre's daughter, French physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Frédéric Joliot-Curie (1900-1958), Irène's husband, French physicist and Nobel Prize winner
  • Ève Curie (1904-2007), Marie and Pierre's second daughter, French-American writer and journalist

Things and ideas named after the Curies:

  • Curie (unit) (Ci), a unit of radioactivity
  • Curie point
  • Curie's law
  • Curium (Cm), a chemical element
  • Curie (lunar crater)
  • Curie Institute (Paris)
  • Curie Institute (Warsaw)
  • Curie (Q 87), a French submarine in the First World War
  • French submarine Curie (P67), a French submarine in the Second World War

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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).
      • Paul-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), 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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