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 Henry Titus Koenig

Henry Titus Koenig

Birth
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 May 1934 (aged 42)
Colorado, USA
Burial Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section 9, Lot 340
Memorial ID 18499 · View Source
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Scientist. He gained world acclaim for his research with radium. In 1922 he and 20 other scientists went to Belgium to work with Madame Marie Curie. Not long after that research, many of the scientists began dying from malignancies caused by their exposure to radium. Realizing his fate, he nevertheless continued his research under a self-imposed death sentence. He was the last of the scientists to die. Madame Curie died less that two months later. He was hailed as "a martyr to radium research" and the man who put radium research on its feet.


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  • Added: 17 Nov 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18499
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Titus Koenig (14 Jul 1891–20 May 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18499, citing Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .