Marie Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a Polish physicist and chemist, working mainly in France, who is famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, the only woman to win in two fields, and the only person to win in multiple sciences.
Marie Curie, Two time Nobel Prize winning chemist, I did a biography of her in 6th grade. Imagine, 1986 Bed Stuy Brooklyn NY, a Black kid walks up to the chalkboard and writes her name on it and then went on to tell her story mostly African-American classroom. She was one of the first women I admired for her genius and sheer will.