Dmitri Mendeleyev Biography
Dmitri Mendeleyev was a Russian chemist and an inventor. He was also the father of Periodic Table of Elements.
Mendeleyev was born on Feb. 8, 1834 in Verhnie Aremzyani village, near Tobolsk (Russia). His father was Ivan Pavlovich Mendeleyev, and his mother was Maria Dmitrievna Mendeleeva. Mendeleyev was the youngest of the siblings. At age 13, the time when his dad passed away and his mother’s factory burned down, their family turned poor. In 1849, their family moved to St. Petersburg, where Dmitri entered the Main Pedagogical Institute in 1850. After graduation, Dmitri was diagnosed with tuberculosis, which caused him to move to Crimean Peninsula in 1855. He became a master scientist Simferopol gymnasium №1 school and taught there until 1857, when his health returned to normal, and returned to St. Petersburg.
In 1862, he married Feozva Nikitichna Leshcheva. A year later, he became Professor of Chemistry at the Saint Petersburg Technological Institute and the University of St. Petersburg in 1863. Two years later, he became a Doctor of Science for his dissertation "On the Combinations of Water with Alcohol".
In 1869, that is when the first edition of the Periodic Table of Elements was first published in his book called Principles of Chemistry. Within his first edition, he has published 63 known elements into the table. Before him, John Newlands has been working on his own version of Periodic Table of Elements. However, the lack of spaces for undiscovered elements and the placing of two elements in one box were criticized and his ideas were not accepted. The other scientist that has worked on the Periodic Table of Elements was Lothar Meyer, who published his work in 1864, describing 28 elements. Just like Newlands, Meyer didn’t have any idea of creating a table for the Periodic Table of Elements.
Mendeleyev on the other hand, was not aware of that, and worked by himself, studying the elements, and...