Marie Curie was born on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland. She was denied admission to the male-only Warsaw University, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. She met a professor named Pierre Curie there, and the two married shortly after, forging one of history’s most famous scientific partnerships. They discovered two elements together and were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903. She died on July 4, 1934, in Savoy, France, after years of exposure to harmful radiation.