Dmitri Mendeleev (1834–1907)–Creator of the Greatest Table of Elements
Dmitri Mendeleev, born in Tobolsk Siberia, Russia in 1834, is one of the legends of chemistry. The periodic table that he published in 1869 was the first successful effort to organize the then known elements in the form of a table.
The periodic table of elements is considered to be the most important man-made table. It is most appropriate that we recount life story of the great man who was responsible for this table. His life was one of agony and ecstasy. He overcame a traumatic period of poverty and tragedies and rose to become one of the greatest chemists of all time. His two defining characteristics were love for teaching and love for his countrymen. He had a larger than life personality and lived life on his terms.
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