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Today’s Strong Female is Marie Curie (b. 7 Nov 1867, d. 4 July 1934).


Contains substantial science. Also radioactivity.

Why is she strong?

She discovered several new elements, including polonium and radium [1].  She won two, count them, two Nobel Prizes for her work.  She also served as a field radiologist during World War I.  She did all this in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, when it was difficult for a woman to be taken seriously in the scientific and medical fields.

Sidenote:  I am certainly not the first to draw Marie Curie and post her picture online.  Check out Kate Beaton’s “Hark! A Vagrant” comic and store for an excellent drawing of Marie with her husband Pierre and wonderful tshirts.

Keep it civil people.


[1] Unfortunately, at the time she was working with radioactive materials, none knew of the deleterious effects radiation could have on the body.  She and her husband both suffered the effects of radiation poisoning.