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Curie Brings The World A Cure - “Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that. We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” -Marie Curie. Marie Curie knew from an early age that her life would not be easy. Maria Sklodowska, later known as Marie Curie, was the third child born to Bronislawa and Vladislav Sklodowski in Warsaw, Poland. Her father was a math and physics teacher, and her mother operated a boarding school for girls....   [tags: Marie Curie, Biography, Scientist]
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Marie Curie and the Atomic Theory - The Atomic Theory is a theory that explains what matter is made of. The Atomic theory states that matter can’t be divided as it is made up of minute particles called atoms that cannot be separated. The very word atom is derived from the Greek word Atmos which means indivisible. Atomic theory timeline- Year Person/People Event 442 BCE Democritrus and Leucippus These Greek philosophers came up with the idea that all matter is composed of indivisible elements. 1803 John Dalton British chemist and physicist John Dalton theorised that matter is composed of spherical atoms (that are in motion) of different weights and are combined in ratios by weight....   [tags: spontaneous radioactivity,quantum theory]
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A Brief Biography of Marie Curie - Madame Marie Curie’s passion for science and physics was and is, as illuminating as the glow from the element radium she is known for discovering. Marie Curie has left a magnificent imprint on the world of science and medical advancement in several ways, through determination, passion, and wisdom. Madame Curie, with the birth name of Marie Sklodowska, known to friends and family as Manya; she was the youngest of five children, and came into this world on November 7, 1867. Marie was born in Warsaw, the Russian section of Poland, now recognized as “the Vistula territory.” “Russians were replaced by Poles in all offices.”(Giroud 8) This would have an extreme impact to how Marie and her siblings...   [tags: Science, Biography] 1571 words
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The Life of Marie Curie - ... She finally went to Paris in 1891 and enrolled in the Sorbonne. She was so involved with her studies and that affected her health and she got ill from spending all her time on studies. She had very little funds, enough just to pay for buttered bread and tea, and her health also suffered from her poor diet. Curie continued to get her master’s degree in physics in 1893, and another degree in mathematics the year after in 1894. At this time she received permission to do a study on different metals and there magnetic properties....   [tags: radium, polonium, chemistry] 833 words
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Marie Curie's Inspiring Life - Marie Curie is known for her works with radiation, but her life is inspiring and should be remembered. The beginning of her life set her up to be illustrious, her work in the scientific field was revolutionary, and her works left a lasting effect which opened up gateways to other discoveries, both in and out of the scientific field. She overcame the woman stereotype of that time, and helped pave the way for other scientists. The woman we know as Marie Curie “was born Maria Salomea Sklodowska on 7 November 1867 in central Warsaw Poland,” (Griffith 1)....   [tags: Biography, Radiation, Scientist]
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Women Scientists: Marie Curie - Marie Curie is widely regarded as a talented scientist whose work has changed the world. She is best known for her discovery of radium and polonium and her work with radioactivity. Curie encountered times of adversity in her career due to prejudice against women in her field, but she met her challenges and overcame them. Marie Curie exceeded the barriers put on women in her time to become one of the world’s most famous scientists and used her knowledge to the benefit of humanity. Marie Curie was still young when she started breaking barriers....   [tags: nobel prize winners that changed the world]
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Biography of Marie Curie - Marie Curie was one of the shy girls, but yet one of the most famous scientists in the world. She could care less about the money, the fame, and the attention, science and research are the only things she thought about. She never did understand why people were so interested in her, her discoveries, why her. Marie was born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. Her polish name was Maria Sklodowska but everyone called her Manya. Her parents were teachers and all they talked about how school was school was so important and she needed to study hard....   [tags: Nobel Prize in physics and chemistry] 553 words
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Marie Curie: Radium - ... While in school one of her professors assigned a research paper for her to study the magnetic properties and chemical composition of steel. To have more lab space she was introduced to, Pierre Curie, who later became her husband. They were married in the summer of 1895 while they were still in college (Bagley, Mary). Pierre Curie was also a superior researcher. He had invented several instruments for measuring magnetic fields and electricity. Mrs. Curie used the instruments to measure the faint electrical currents she detected in air that had been consumed with uranium rays, which were discovered by Henri Becquerel (Bagley, Mary)....   [tags: understand, radiation, therapy]
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Marie Curie and The Discovery of The X-Ray - When defining the greatest scientist, it is considered someone who thinks out of the ordinary to find answers and explanations to determine the forces of science and their course of action. To prove their scientific excellence, a scientist may receive various awards to show public recognition. Marie Curie is considered the greatest scientist in European history because of her work and commitment to science that has left an impact on all of Europe. Despite the work of other great scientists, namely Antoine Becquerel, Marie Curie proved to be the greatest scientist in European history by earning many awards, becoming the first female scientist, and assisting in the discovery of the X- Ray....   [tags: european scientist, chemistry]
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Marie Curie and The Discobery of Radim and Plonium - Marie Curie... She is best known for her discovery of radium and polonium and her work with radioactivity. She encountered times of adversity in her career just because she was a woman, but she met her challenges and overcame them. Marie Curie exceeded the barriers put on women in her time to become one of the world’s most famous scientists and used her knowledge to the benefit of humanity. Marie Curie was breaking barriers even when she was young. Marya Salomee Sklodowska was born on November 7, 1867 in Russia controlled Poland....   [tags: woman, magnetic properties, paris]
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Nobel Prize Winner Marie Curie - ... Maria was born on Warsaw. For her to study she had to go to Paris to study physics and mathematics. Her and her husband were investigating radioactivity. Maria graduated first from high school at the age of 15. She was the first woman/ person to win 2 nobel prizes. The Curie’s were investigating radioactivity and working on the work of German physics and on the French physics. Perrie was knocked down and killed by a carriage in 1906. Then after his death Marie Curie had took over his teaching post....   [tags: Biography]
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Biography of Marie and Pierre Curie - ... Pierre pursued his own studies when he wasn’t teaching. Within the first couple of years of teaching he published two papers on crystallography. He didn’t have his own laboratory in which to work, and at the institution space and equipment was scarce. During his off hours, Pierre would sometimes use students’ laboratories or set up his equipment in the hallway (Bailey). Later, Pierre demonstrated that the magnetism of a substance changes at a certain temperature. This is now known as the Curie point....   [tags: life, physics, science, radioactivity] 2002 words
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The Life And Accomplishments Of Marie Curie - Marie Curie was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. Her first few years were very trying on her spirits; her sister died from typhus, and four years later, her mother. Despite her difficult childhood, however, Curie went on to graduate at the top of her high school class at the age of fifteen. Due to her gender and Russian reprisals following the January Uprising, she was prohibited from going to a university, and therefore attended the illegal "underground" Flying University. In 1891, however, Curie left Poland and enrolled in the Sorbonne, and graduated first in her undergraduate class in 1893, and in 1894 she earned a Master's Degree in mathematics....   [tags: Biography] 1362 words
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Marie Curie: A Pioneering Physicist - Marie Curie: A Pioneering Physicist Aspirations come from hopes and dreams only a dedicated person can conjure up. They can range from passing the third grade to making the local high school football team. Marie Curie's aspirations, however, were much greater. Life in late 19th century Poland was rough. Being a female in those days wasn't a walk in the park either. Marie Curie is recognized in history by the name she took in her adopted country, France. Born in Poland in 1867, she was christened Manya Sklodowska....   [tags: essays research papers] 2902 words
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When Obsession Becomes Deadly: The Life of Marie Curie - When Obsession Becomes Deadly: The Life of Marie Curie Marie Curie, a pioneer in her field and Nobel Prize winning Chemist, took a path that few women of her time dared and unfortunately, her passion for Science would be her ultimate demise. From birth to death Marie Curie lived a full life, with love, work, and passion at the center. Maria Skłodowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, on 7 November 1867, the fifth and youngest child of well-known teachers Bronisława and Władysław Skłodowski. Maria's father was an atheist and her mother a devout Catholic....   [tags: biography, scientist, biographical essay] 1465 words
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Marie Curie: One of the Most Influential Women in Science - Marie Curie is commonly known for her contributions on radiation and her discoveries of Radium and Polonium and is seeing as one of the most important women’s to change history in science. She was born November 7th, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. Both of her parents believed that education was of great importance. Marie was the youngest of five children and when she was eight her oldest sister caught typhus and died. Less than three years later her mother passed away after fighting tuberculosis for five years....   [tags: Biography ]
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Pierre And Marie Curie - Pierre and Marie Curie and the Discovery of Polonium and Radium Marie and Pierre Curie's pioneer research was again brought to mind when on 20 April last year, their bodies were taken from their place of burial at Sceaux, just outside Paris, and in a solemn ceremony were laid to rest under the mighty dome of the Panthéon. Marie Curie thus became the first woman to be accorded this mark of honor on her own merit. One woman, Sophie Berthelot, admittedly already rested there but in the capacity of wife of the chemist Marcelin Berthelot (1827-1907)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1512 words
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Marie Curie - Marie Curie Marie Sklodowska Curie was born on November 7, 1867, in Warsaw, Poland, as the fifth and youngest child. Marie's mother was a principal at an all-girls school, and Marie's father taught math and physics. Even as a toddler Marie was always wanting to learn. At the age of four Marie basically taught herself how to read, even though her parents disapproved. She pursued a higher level of education even though she was already two years younger than her classmates. She graduated at the age of sixteen with a gold medal....   [tags: Papers] 487 words
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Marie Curie - Marie Curie LIFE OF MARIE CURIE Marie Curie(1867-1934) was a French physicist with many accomplishments in both physics and chemistry. Marie and her husband Pierre, who was also a French physicist, are both famous for their work in radioactivity. Marie Curie, originally named Marja Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw, Poland on Nov.7, 1867. Her first learning of physics came from her father who taught it in high school. Marie's father must have taught his daughter well because in 1891, she went to Paris(where she changed her original name) and enrolled in the Sorbonne....   [tags: essays research papers] 865 words
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Marie Curie - MARIE CURIE AND THE STUDY OF RADIOACTIVITY Marie Curie was born, Maria Sklodowska on November 7, 1867. She grew up in Warsaw, Poland. She would become famous for her research on radioactivity. Marie Curie was the first woman to ever win a Nobel prize, and the first ever to win two Nobel prizes. She is most famous for the discovery of Radium and Polonium. Her work not only influenced the development of fundamental science, but also began a new era in medical research and treatment. Maria was the last of five children....   [tags: essays research papers] 1081 words
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Marie Curie - Marie Curie, or rather Marya Sklodowska, was born in Warsaw on November 7, 1867. At the time, the Polish capital was occupied by the Russians, who were seeking to weaken the local elite . Based on the value of experience and scientific reality, and applied to society, it was for many intellectuals the path of progress, it was to leave an indelible mark on Marya. Born into a family of teachers and brought up in an environment marked by a sense of duty and a lack of money, she led the most remarkable life....   [tags: essays research papers] 906 words
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What´s Radioactivity and What can it be used for? - Radioactivity has the connotation of being extremely dangerous. In many situations, it is. However, it also can be wonderfully helpful. Radioactivity has been used for both good and bad causes. It remains one of the most fascinating phenomena that humans have discovered and replicated: the splitting of the atom. My question was: What is radioactivity and what can it be used for. In 1896, a French man named Henri Becquerel accidentally discovered radioactivity. He put uranium crystals with paper-covered photographic plates....   [tags: marie curie, fermi paradox] 1586 words
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The Life and Work of Chemists - Through the years of modern science many people have come and gone making contribution to science whether it be chemistry physics or another scientific field. Some people were able to produce accomplishments in multiple fields including chemistry. Marie Curie was able to make contributions in physics and chemistry just as Nobel was an engineer and a chemist in the form of creating dynamite. Finally the man of physics Michael Faraday was able to make a contributions to chemistry that are still being used to this day....   [tags: Nobel, Marie Curie] 1080 words
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Science and Technology After World War I - Science and Technology after World War I In the years during and following the firstWorld War there were many technological and scientific breakthroughs. They changed the growing world, shaping it into the modern one we know today. These advances include new weapons, medical discoveries, and even the development of new fields of scientific study. One of the up and coming fields in science after World War I was Psychology. The most influential man in modern psychology is Sigmund Freud. Freud pioneered the revolutionary technique of psychoanalysis....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Marie Curie]
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Marie Sklodowska Curie and The Discovery of Radium and Polonium - ... • Nobel prize in Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911) • Davy Medal (1903 w/ Pierre Curie) • Matteucci Medal (1904 w/ Pierre Curie) • Elliot Cresson Medal (1909) • Franklin Medal of the American Philosophical Society (1921) • Curie symbol Ci (unit of radioactivity) w/ Pierre Curie • Element 96 Curium • Radioactive minerals: curite, sklodowowskite, cuprosklodowskite • Honorary degrees from universities across world • Marie Curie Actions fellowship program of European Union (for young scientists wishing to work in a foreign country) • Poland: honorary doctorates from: Lwow Poltechnic (1912), Poznan University (1922), Krakow’s Jagiellonian University (1924), Warsaw Polytechnic (1926) • Met...   [tags: radioactivity, physics, chemestry]
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Notorios Women in the Science World: Marie Sklodowska Curie - Both a remarkably intelligent and profound female in the science world, Marie Skłodowska Curie changed the way science would be looked at in the future. Curie discovered the elements radium and polonium, as well as administering ground-breaking research in radioactivity. Both a chemist and a physicist, Curie won an extent of awards and honors in multiple fields. Curie set the stage for many years of boundless discoveries. Born to Bronisława née Boguska and Władysław Skłodowski on November 7 1867 in Warsaw, Kingdom of Poland, Marie Sklodowska Curie was one of five children....   [tags: chemist, physicist, radium, polonium]
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Modern Chemistry and Diseases - Chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the identification of the substances of which matter is composed;the investigation of their properties and the ways in which they interact,combine,and change;and the use of these processes to form new substances. Chemists believe that chemistry is the study of matter and the study of change. Chemistry is in our everyday life,it has to deal with the food we eat,the air we breathe,and almost everything we see or touch. The reason chemistry is so important is because it's the foundation to life, like humans and other living organisms....   [tags: history, Marie Curie, organisms] 579 words
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How Marie Curie's Discovery of Radium Transformed Science, Medicine and the Roles of Women throughout History - Marie Curie is the most influential person in history. Her discovery of radium and its uses in science and technology have grown rapidly throughout history, which has contributed to everything from health science to national security. Medical care and airport security would not be as accurate or efficient without X-ray machines and radiotherapy. Marie Curie’s discovery of radium transformed science, medicine, and the roles of women throughout history. As one of the first female scientists, Marie Curie was influential in expanding roles for women in society....   [tags: nuclear weapons, mamograms]
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The Career and Discoveries of Madame Curie - Madame Curie Maria Salomea Sklodowska was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. She is the youngest out of five; Bronislawa, Zosia, Jozef, and Helena. Her parents, Wladyslaw and Bronislawa, were educators who persuaded Maria and her siblings to pursue an education. Her mother was the principal of a local girl school and her father a physics teacher. In 1876, Bronislawa and Zosia got Typhoid fever, which in result caused Zosia death at age 14. In a following death, on May 1878, Maria’s mother dies....   [tags: electrometer, radiation, research] 914 words
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The Life of Madame Curie - The Life of Madame Curie Madame Curie was born Maria Sklodowska on November 7,1867, in Warsaw Poland. Maria was the fifth and youngest child of Bronsilawa Boguska, a pianist, singer, and teacher, and Wladyslaw Sklodowski, a professor of mathematics and physics. Maria's accomplishments began at a young age; by the time she was sixteen she had completed secondary school and taken work as a teacher. In 1891 Maria went to Paris, while in Paris Marie attend Sorbonne University and began to follow lectures of many already well known physicists--Jean Perrin, Charles Maurain, and Aime' Cotton....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Madam Curie - Madame Curie, as the scientist is venerably called, was a true pioneer of her time. Growing up amidst political turmoil and sexual discrimination she was able to persevere with austere determination to make breakthrough scientific findings, while also fighting for humanitarian betterment. In a long list of renowned female scientists Madam Curie stands at the top of the list not only for her findings, but also for her efforts to aid those with the worst afflictions; she is long remembered as a pioneer, a leader, a truly gifted scientist, and a humanitarian who died while helping others to live....   [tags: Biography] 1398 words
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Marie Antoinette's Life and Achievements - Who was Marie Antoinette. A prestigious queen who was the face of France and a role model to her people, or a partying, rude woman with a luxurious life that would come to a tragic end. Ever since Marie Antoinette was 10 she always knew she would be a queen. Her mother Maria Theresa, who was the Empress of Austria, had arranged a marriage with King Louis XV; the grandfather of Louis XVI, who was to become the King of France, the man she was destined to marry. Together they would rule France and stay entwined in marriage through thick and thin, and anything that came their way....   [tags: france queen, marie antoinette, louis XVI] 1726 words
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Lais Of Marie De France - Throughout the Lais of Marie de France there are several themes presented as central to the various stories. Some of these themes are present in all of the lais. One such example is that of courtly love and it’s implications. Courtly love being one of the more prominent themes in all of medieval literature, it is fittingly manifested in all of the lais as well. Another theme present in two of the lais is isolation. The theme of isolation plays a large role in the stories of Guigemar and Lanval....   [tags: Marie France]
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The Lais of Marie de France and Quickly-Budding Love - Boom. The door flies open and a handsome knight runs into the room and yells, “Come my lady we must go now, for he is on his way”. The lady jumps to her feet and says “My love whom is on their way?” he responds, “your husband is on the way and he has heard of our romance”. The couple joins hands and quickly runs through the castle hoping that they are not seen. Suddenly the king jumps from a dark shadow, stops the couple in a sudden halt, and says, “Where do you think you are going?” With no response from the lady, the king reaches to his side and pulls a rope that releases a large bucket of acid onto the queen and her secret lover, which eats their bodies flesh within minutes only leaving t...   [tags: Lais of Marie de France, love, relationships,] 678 words
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Frances as the Devil's Advocate in "Fall On Your Knees" by Ann-Marie MacDonald - In Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald presents a vivid and life-like character in Frances Piper. Frances Piper is one of the four Piper girls, and she is indifferent from the rest of them. From her early childhood, Frances is a bold and naughty girl, always getting herself into trouble. She has a great mischievous streak which troubles her father, James Piper, immensely. James Piper also has a demon like personality at various times throughout the novel, some of which he amasses from his father in his early childhood....   [tags: Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald, character] 1486 words
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Solitude in Marie de France's Lanval - Solitude in Marie de France's Lanval Marie de France’s “Lanval” is a Breton lai dominated by themes common to 12th century literature, which through its exploration of love, erotic desire, wealth, gender and community, tells the story of a young knight who finds himself caught between two worlds: his lover’s and his own. Forced to separate these societies by a warning in which his lover states, “do not let any man know about this…you would lose me for good if this love were known” (Lines 145-148), Lanval must keep his love a secret and exist apart from the Arthurian world into which he was born....   [tags: Marie de France Lanval Love Essays]
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Romantic Love in Marie de France’s Poem, Lanval - Romantic Love in Marie de France’s Poem, Lanval In her poem "Lanval," Marie de France shares a fantasy with her readers, telling the tale of a mysterious woman who journeys from a distant land to be with Lanval, a dishonored knight of King Arthur's Round Table. Marie's portrayal sets Lanval's mistress apart from the maidens and ladies in waiting at King Arthur's court, as she eclipses even Queen Guenever. Much like an editor of a modern woman's fashion magazine, Marie targets her audience of mostly aristocratic twelfth-century women....   [tags: Marie de France Lanval Essays]
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True Heroes: My Version of the International Mt. Rushmore - Mount Rushmore stands as a testament to the accomplishments of those it depicts. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln were carefully chosen to represent the good of the American people. If I were able to develop an international version of Mt. Rushmore, I would choose to create the four faces of Mother Teresa, Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela, and Winston Churchill, because of the versatility of their actions, nationality, and merit. To begin, Mother Teresa stands as a strong activist from India, who deserves recognition for her tremendous actions....   [tags: actions, nationality, merit, versality] 1142 words
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Analysis of Marie Kashpaw in the Film Saint Marie - ... Where God had only half a hand in the creation.” She realizes that its a kind of place for nuns that lose their mind or don’t get along anywhere else. As the story progresses, it proves to be true. Yet at first, she has so much faith and trust in Leopolda simply because she was different from the other nuns. She thinks the reason is while the other nuns didn’t keep track of Satan, Leopolda did. Supposedly, Leopolda would be able protect her from Satan because she seemed to know all about him....   [tags: proud, experience, flaws, satan, native] 874 words
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Life and Legacy of Marie Antoinette - Marie Antoinette Josèphe Jeanne de Habsbourg-Lorraine was born in the mid-eighteenth century as an archduchess and princess, to Maria Teresa, the Austrian Empress, at the very apex of the European hierarchal pyramid. She was an essential part to the oldest royal European house, as it became known that her sole duty in life was to unite the two great powers and long-term enemies of Austria-Hungary and France by marriage. She was brutally overthrown by her own starving people and portrayed to the world as a villain and abuser of power, whereas sympathy for the young queen should be shown....   [tags: biography, european history, royalty] 1249 words
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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette - Part I: Introduction Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette ruled at a time when France was unstable, and when the French Revolution took place. They were openly ridiculed because of their inability to produce an heir to the throne. People’s anger was also focused on the fact that the royal family lived in Versailles, showing alienation from the citizens of France. At this point in France, the debt was already large enough that the country was giving most of its revenue to pay off debt, but the newly crowned King did not do anything to help this, but instead worsen it....   [tags: french revolution, french history] 2241 words
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The Words to Say It by Marie Cardinal - The Words to Say It by Marie Cardinal is an exceptional narrative of a young woman’s seven year journey through psychoanalysis; a journey through which she embarks on an unconquered path to a successful self-discovery. While on that journey, Cardinal regains control over her health and body, redefines womanhood and femininity, discovers injustices and inequality and gets out of madness. Cardinal’s sensual and artistic writing through colorful metaphors, imagery, poetic language and sensual descriptions characterizes the heroic triumph from madness....   [tags: Writing as a Way of Healing]
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The Feminist Movement and Adrienne Rich's Power - The Feminist Movement and Adrienne Rich's Power "Power," which was written in 1978 by Adrienne Rich, parallels the Feminist Movement that went into full swing roughly ten years earlier. The poem asks that we revise the traditions regarding the roles of women and relates it to Marie Curie, a famous scientist who preceded the Feminist Movement by about 100 years. The bottle and earth described in the first six lines parallel the struggle for women's rights and those who were refusing to accept change....   [tags: Women's Studies]
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Marie Antoinette of Vienna - ... He died of tuberculosis when he was 7. His title was left to his younger brother. The French people did not mourn his death July 10th, 1789 the Beginning of the French Revolution. October 5th, 1789 A mob from Paris forced the King and Queen from Versailles. The King and Queen were moved to Tuileries Palace in Paris where they were under the surveillance by the Garde Nationale. During her time under house arrest the Queen decided that she would no longer be involved in French politics. June 21st, 1791 Royal Families' attempted escape....   [tags: biography, Austria, Queen of France]
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Gia Marie Carangi's Life - Human sexuality is a motivation. It is dominated by a range and interplay of many factors, which effects every single human being; both negatively and positive. Dubbed the worlds first American supermodel, Gia Marie Carangi became a well known name in the fashion industry in the early 1980s. She is particularly remembered today for battling drug addiction, and HIV, which would eventually lead to her young demise. The biographical film Gia (1998), allows for further comprehensive insight towards her downfall and enlightening, by highlighting important experiences and people involved in her life....   [tags: drug addiction,first supermodel,fashion industry]
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Candide by François-Marie Arouet - ... They eventually reencounter some of this lost fortune when a Dutch boat is sunk. Candide sees something bright red swimming near their ship. “It was one of his sheep. There was more joy in Candide at finding this one sheep…(Voltaire, p. 53).” This acts as a parody, or satire, of Christ’s parable of the lost sheep. The finding of this sheep also symbolizes hope for Candide. He perceives this discovery of the sheep as hope that he will be reunited with Cunégonde again just as he was with the sheep....   [tags: catholic church, philosopher, writer] 989 words
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Marie Antoinette - Marie Antoinette Marie Antoinette is possibly one of the most famous French Monarchs. Born an Austrian princess, she because one of the last monarchs to rule the French, Marie Antoinette has had a major impact on French History but, most importantly, the French Revolution. Unfortunately, she isn’t remembered as a great queen or ruler, but because of the way her and her husband died on the guillotine. Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755. Her mother was the Empress Maria Theresa and her father was the Holy Roman Emperor Francis I....   [tags: Biography] 624 words
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Andre Marie Ampere - Andre Marie Ampere was a French Physicist who had many great discoveries throughout his life. He was born on January 22, 1775 in Lyon, France. Ampere created electromagnetism, which started the science of electrodynamics. With this discovery the unit measure of electromagnetism was named after ampere. Ampere was born into a very financially set middle class family. Andre’s mother was a devout woman (Shank). She was a charitable and very religious (Fox). His father (Jean Jacques Ampere) was a successful merchant....   [tags: Electrodynamics, Biography]
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The Life and Legacy of Marie-Antonin Careme - Marie-Antonin Careme was born June 8, 1784 in Paris, France. As a boy Careme was abandoned at the age of 8 in Paris by his parents, and so he began working as a kitchen boy in Parisian chophouse to put a meal in his stomach at the end of the night and have a bed to sleep in. By the age of 14 he was apprenticed to Sylvain Bailly, a famous pastry chef at the time in Paris. Soon after, word of Careme's talent spread to the diplomats, who used his cooking for European royalty. Careme masterminded the four primary families of French sauces that form the basis of what we know today as classic French cooking and our “ Mother Sauces” Careme created and Augustus’ Escoffier later expanded them to fi...   [tags: chef, talent, charlotte rousse, pastry, charcoal]
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Marie France Lifraise: A Likely Candidate for FINCA's Aid - Marie France Lifraise is the mother of a five year-old girl and the sole provider of her family. Her husband, like many other Haitian men is unemployed. Marie finished school a few years ago and decided to start her own business. Marie is only thirty-three years old. She began selling fabrics and underwear to others in her town of Petit Goave. Her first loan was for 5,000 gourdes which is approximately one-hundred-and-twenty-five US dollars. This hard working business woman has seen her sales grow more than fifteen times over....   [tags: microlending project] 648 words
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Victor Marie Hugo and the Romantic Era - Victor Marie Hugo and the Romantic Era Victor Marie Hugo and the literature that changed France, if not the world " His novels have a purpose: historical, moral, social or all at once. &9;Their insistent vibrating style, and the frequent intrusion of the author's inflections may awaken a sense of strain; but they have kept their hold on others than school boys; and the grotesque, swarming, medieval crowds surging the huge cathedral (Notre Dame de Paris), the symbolic fight between man and the sea (Les Travialleurs de Mer)....   [tags: French Literature]
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