Pierre Curie

Birth Name:
Pierre Curie
Birth Date:
May 15, 1859
Birth Place:
Paris, France
Death Date:
April 19, 1906
Place of Death:
Rue Dauphine, Paris, France
Cause of Death:
Accidental - Slipped while crossing street and a heavy horse-drawn cart wheel ran over his head
Cemetery Name:
Le Panthéon
Claim to Fame:
Pierre Curie was a French physicist, a pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity, and radioactivity. In 1903, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his wife, Marie Curie, and Henri Becquerel.

Fun Fact

Daughter Irene Joliot-Curie died in Paris on 17 March 1956 from an acute leukemia linked to her exposure to polonium and X-rays. Her sister, Ève Curie, died in her sleep on 22 October 2007 in her residence on Sutton Place in Manhattan at age 102.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Le Panthéon

Place du Panthéon

Paris, , 75005




Grave Location:


Grave Location Description

Enter through the main entrance, and go straight all the way to the back of the building. There will be a sign pointing left to go to the Crypt. Follow the signs and go down the staircase to the Crypt. In the Crypt, equal in size to the main hall above, though with space consumed by structural elements, you’ll see the tombs and memorials in various rooms branching out from the main hallway. Pierre Curie is buried with his wife, Marie Curie, in the same alcove and his tomb is directly below hers.

Curie family gravestone. Pierre was buried with his mother in the Curie family plot in Cimetière de Sceaux, on the outskirts of Paris, where eventually his father and Marie joined them. Many years later Pierre and Marie were reinterred in the Panthéon, the national sepulcher for the most eminent French citizens. Their original headstone still stands in Division 11.

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48.84625, 2.34611

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