Henri Becquerel

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Birthday
15, 1852
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Aug 25, 1908 (55)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
15, 1852
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
Aug 25, 1908 (55)

About

French physicist who shared the 1903 Nobel Prize In Physics for helping to discover radioactivity. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq) is named in his honor.

Before Fame

He studied at the Ecole Polytechnique school in France.

Trivia

He won the prestigious Rumford Medal and Helmoltz Medal.

Family Life

He married Louise Desiree Loriex in 1890.

Associated With

He was awarded the Nobel Prize with Madam Curie .