Henri Becquerel
(1852-1908)

Died aged c. 56

Antoine Henri Becquerel (/ˌbɛkəˈrɛl/; 15 December 1852 – 25 August 1908) was a French engineer, physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity. For work in this field he, along with Marie Skłodowska-Curie (Marie Curie) and Pierre Curie, received the 1903 Nobel Prize in Physics. The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him.

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Dans le laboratoire de physique appliquée du museum Henri Becquerel a découvert la radioactivité le 1er mars 1896

English translation: In the physics applied laboratory of the museum Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity on 1 March 1896

47 rue Cuvier, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France where they discovered radioactivity (1896)