Irène Joliot-Curie Death Cause and Date

Irène Joliot-Curie's Death

Born (Birthday) September 12, 1897

Death Date March 17, 1956

Age of Death 58 years

Cause of Death Leukemia

Profession Chemist

The chemist Irène Joliot-Curie died at the age of 58. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

French scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1935 for her and her husband’s discovery of artificial radioactivity.In 1946 she was accidentally expose to polonium, the chemical element that her parents discovered in 1898, and many believe that this exposure caused her death from leukemia ten years later.

She won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry with her husband Frederic Joliot-Curie in 1935, nine years after they married.