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Henri Becquerel

Henri Becquerel

French physicist

Henri Becquerel, in full Antoine-Henri Becquerel, (born December 15, 1852, Paris, France—died August 25, 1908, Le Croisic), French physicist who discovered radioactivity through his investigations of uranium and other substances. In 1903 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with Pierre and Marie Curie.

He was a member of a scientific family extending through several generations, the most notable being his grandfather Antoine-César Becquerel (1788–1878), his father, Alexandre-Edmond Becquerel (1820–91), and his son Jean Becquerel (1878–1953).

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December 15, 1852
Henri Becquerel was born in Paris.

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Peter Aitken
March 15, 2021
Fox News
Curie continued to break barriers after death when she was nominated to be the first woman enshrined in the Panthéon in Paris.
Jennifer Marquez
March 3, 2020
HowStuffWorks
Having one Nobel Prize winner in the family is a huge accomplishment. But the Curie family had four winners - and one was even awarded twice. How did they get so smart?

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