Marie Curie. Marie Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, in 1903, as well as the only woman to win the award for more than one category. She is, without a doubt, the most famous woman scientist in history, especially for her work with radioactive materials. "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." -Marie Curie
Waterloo200 - Bluchers Meerschaum Pipe from Ligny. This is the pipe of the German General Count Gebhard von Blücher, who commanded the Prussian army at the Battle of Waterloo. He lost this pipe two days before Waterloo. Blücher was knocked off his horse and almost killed. Fortunately, he survived, rallied the Prussian army, and led them to final victory over the French http://www.nam.ac.uk/waterloo200/200-object/bluchers-meerschaum-pipe-from-ligny/ #W200Items
Marie Curie ~ "Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes – in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris."
Irène Joliot-Curie (1897 – 1956) was a French scientist, the daughter of Marie and Pierre Curie. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1935 for the discovery of artificial radioactivity. This made the Curies the family with the most Nobel laureates to date. She died of leukemia from accumulated radiation exposure.