Becquerel, Antoine

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Becquerel, Antoine Gender: M
Becquerel, Antoine Henri
born on 15 December 1852 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone LMT m2e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 23°52' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 22°04 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 08°17'

Antoine Becquerel


French physicist, the son of Alexander Edmond Becquerel and the grandson of Antoine Cesar Becquerel, also physicists. He taught physics at the Museum of Natural History in Paris in 1892, and as a professor, occupied the same chair as his dad and granddad. His early studies were concerned with the magnetic and polarization properties of light. In 1896, he discovered that uranium salts emit radiation capable of penetrating black paper and other substances. Originally called Becquerel rays, the phenomena he discovered later became known as radioactivity. He shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Pierre and Marie Curie in 1903.

Died on 8/25/1908, Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : Great Achievement 1896 (Discovered radioactivity)
  • Work : Prize 1903 (Nobel Prize)

Source Notes

Gauquelin Vol. 2/2569


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Dad and granddad)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of physics)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Discovered radioactivity)