madame curie was one of the greatest scientists in the world. she was born in 1867. she first lived in poland, then went to france. when she was very young she was interested in science. she worked very hard and discovered the element radium. she received the nobel prizes in 1903 and in 1911.
for the last ten years of her life she was almost blind. the radium with which she had worked for many years had caused blindness and illness and finally a disease of the blood. she died in paris at the age o~ 66.
today she is remembered as a great scientist. but she is also remembered for her determination and courage.