On July 4, 1934 near Sallanches, France, Marie Curie died of leukemia (aplastic pericious anemia of rapid feverish
development) caused by exposure to high levels of radiation from the radium that made her famous.
In 1995, her ashes were enshrined in the Pantheon in Paris. She was the first woman to receive this honour.
In her life Marie received 15 gold medals, 19 degrees and other honours. She was not only the first woman to receive a Nobel prize but the first person to receive two Nobel prizes.
Marie's face can today be seen on banknotes and coins in France