Marie Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Russia. She was the daughter of a teacher so she received general education from the local school and some science training from her father. For 24 years Marie studied chemistry in Warsaw until she was forced to leave because of war. She continued her studies in Paris and obtained degrees in Physics, and Mathematical Sciences. Marie, in her early studies promoted the use of radium to relive suffering in World War 1.
Marie discovered two new highly radioactive chemicals which won her the 1903 Nobel Prize for Physics. Marie continued her research on radioactive chemicals and won the 1911 Nobel Prize for Chemistry because she discovered radium's properties. Also, she invented x - ray vans. On July 4, 1934 Marie Curie died of Leukemia.