In this report, I will be explaining the origin and personal life of famous scientist Dmitri Mendeleev. I will also define and distinguish the many scientific achievements that Mendeleev had to offer to the world. He contributed to many of today’s scientific achievements, in which without him, we wouldn’t be able to study or in fact know the elements that make up the universe.
Dmitri Mendeleev was born in 1834 at Tobolsk, Siberia. Mendeleev was of Russian descent, and the youngest of about 14 siblings, He was the son of a teacher in fine arts, politics, and philosophy. During Mendeleev’s teen years, he faced many hardships including the lost of his father and having to relocate with his mother before he graduated high school. Now in St. Petersburg, his mother worked vigorously and successfully to get Mendeleev to college. In 1850, Mendeleev was accepted to Main Pedagological Institute. However, in 1855, Mendeleev soon became ill with tuberculosis, causing him to move to the Crimean Peninsula located along the Black Sea. There in the Crimean Peninsula Mendeleev became a science master at a private school called the Simferopol gymnasium No. 1. Then after a full recovery of his illness, he returned back to St. Petersburg in 1857. However in 1907, Mendeleev died from influenza at the age of 72 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Dmitri Mendeleev spent many of his years studying in St. Petersburg, where he became a professor at the Saint Petersburg Technological Institute and Saint Petersburg State University in 1864 and 1865. Also in 1865, Mendeleev became a Doctor of Science for his works on combining water and alcohol. However, he resigned his position from Saint Petersburg in August 17, 1880. In 1893 though, Mendeleev was appointed Director of Weights and Measures.