Henri Becquerel Biography, Accomplishment, Discovery of Radioactivity

Henri Becquerel was a French engineer, physicist, Nobel laureate, and the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity.

Personal Information
Complete Name –> Antoine Henri Becquerel
Birth Date –> 15 December 1852
Death –> 25 August 1908 (aged 55)
Nationality –> French

First Wife –> Lucie Zoé Marie Jamin
Son –> Jean
Second Wife –> Louise Désirée Lorieux

College –> École Polytechnique
Degree –> Engineering

* The SI unit for radioactivity, the becquerel (Bq), is named after him
* Discovery of radioactivity

1908 – ForMemRS
1905 – Barnard Medal
1903 – Nobel Prize in Physics
1900 – Rumford Medal

See also: List of Nobel Prize in Physics

See also: List of Inventors

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