Rigoberta Menchú, The First Guatemalan Woman to win the Nobel Prize

Rigoberta Menchú From Guatemala, was born on January 9, 1959. Being very young, Rigoberta got involved in social reform activities and participated in the women’s rights movement. The Menchu family was accused of participating in Guatemalan guerrilla activities, which resulted in Rigoberta losing several members of her family upon arrest, including her parents and brother. … Continue reading “Rigoberta Menchú, The First Guatemalan Woman to win the Nobel Prize”

Marie Curie the first female to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win that award twice

Marie Curie She born in Poland on 7 November 1867, this brilliant woman was the first to: Win the Nobel Prize in Physics Earn a master’s degree in physics  from Sorbonne University Use the term “radioactivy” Be a Laboratory Chief and professor at the Sorbonne University Be a member of the French Academy of Medicine … Continue reading “Marie Curie the first female to win a Nobel Prize and the first person to win that award twice”

Gabriela Mistral, The First Latin American Woman To Win The Nobel Prize

Gabriel Mistral December 1945, Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, better known as Gabriela Mistral, received the Nobel Prize for Literature, became the first woman in Latin America to receive this award. She was born in 1889 in a small town in Chile, daughter of a rural teacher who abandoned his family when Gabriela was 3 years old. … Continue reading “Gabriela Mistral, The First Latin American Woman To Win The Nobel Prize”

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