Timeline Description: Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. She made many discoveries that led to what we call modern medicine. This is a timeline of her life.
|November 7, 1867||Marie Curie is born
Marie was born in Poland.
|1891||Marie moved to Paris
Marie went to Paris to study at Sorbonne.
|1895||Marie gets married
Marie married Pierre Curie, which was when her name became Marie Curie.
|1897||Marie becomes a mother
Marie's first daughter, Irene, is born.
|1902||Marie works with radium
Marie was hired to do some experiments. While working on them she discovered pure radium.
|1903||Marie and her husband win a Nobel Prize
Marie and her husband, Pierre, were awarded a Nobel Prize for their work with radioactivity.
|1904||Marie moves up
Marie was promoted to the chief assistant to her husband in his laboratory.
|1904||Pierre becomes a teacher
Pierre began teaching at Sorbonne.
|1906||Marie is widowed
Marie's husband, Pierre, was killed in an accident. She took his place teaching at Sorbonne and was the first woman professor there.
|1911||Another Nobel Prize
Marie won her second Nobel Prize, this time on her own, for her continued work in radioactivity.
|1914||The x-ray is used in battle
During WWI, Marie used her radioactive research materials to do "x-rays". The x-rays found bullets and other shrapnel in wounded soldiers.
|1922||Marie devotes her life to medicine
Marie became a member of the French Academy of Medicine. She devoted herself to using her knowledge to help people.
|1929||Marie Curie visits America
Marie was honored everywhere she went, and was given a gram of radium as a gift.
|1932||She joins the fight against cancer
Marie and her sister started a research facility to help fight cancer. It is still opened today and is called the Marie Sklodowska Curie Oncology Center.
|1934||Marie Curie dies
Marie got sick and died shortly after, but she will never be forgotten. Her work helped advance the medical world and save thousands of lives.