Marie Curie’s Immediate Family Won a Total of Five Nobel Prizes

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Not only did Marie Curie win two Nobel Prizes, but her family has been the recipient of five total Nobel Prizes.  She won two, her husband, Pierre Curie, won one.  Her daughter,  Irène Joliot-Curie, won the Chemistry Prize in 1935 with her husband.  Her second daughter was also the director of UNICEF when it won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965.

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2 comments

  • WRONG

    Marie Curie shared her first Nobel with Pierre Curie.
    Marie then won an individual Nobel.
    Irene Shared her Nobel with her husband.
    Eve’s husband then received a Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of UNICEF.

    So in all, the Curie family shared 4 Nobel prizes between 5 people.

    • You are absolutely right. 4 Nobel
      Prizes in all for the curie family. I fact the 1 st Nobel prize received by the Curie family in 1903 for physics was shared with Henri Bacquerel who received 1/2 of the prize money and the other half was shared between Pierre and Marie Curie.

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