“In a dream I saw a table where all the elements fell into place as required. Awakening, I immediately wrote it down on a piece of paper.”
Full Name : Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev
Nationality : Russian
Father : Ivan Pavlovich Mendeleev
Mother : Maria Dmitrievna Mendeleeva
Born : 8th February, 1834 in Tobolsk, Siberia, Russian Empire
Died : 2nd February, 1907 in Saint Petersburg, Russia(aged 72)
Known As : Father of the Periodic Table
Spouse(s) : Feozva Nikitichna Leshcheva (1862–1871) and Anna Ivanovna Popova (1882)
Awards : Copley Medal in 1905, Davy Medal in 1882, Demidov Prize in 1862
Most of us have come across the periodic table in the chemistry class. Do you know who invented it? Dmitri Mendeleev Is the brain behind the periodic table(in 1869) and other inventions that you will discover as you read on. In this article we look at 7 facts about him that you had no idea of.
7 Unique Facts about Dmitri Mendeleev :
Dmitri was rejected in the University of Moscow. He was forced to move to St Peters burgh where he enrolled in the Pedagogical Institute in St Petersburg. He completed his graduation in 1950. He got masters in chemistry and became a science professor at the University of St Petersburg.
2. Suitcase Maker
Dmitri was an expert suitcase maker. Thanks to unique glue, which he discovered while studying adhesive substances. He made suitcases and traveling bags of high quality. This made him popular in St Petersburg. He was called the suitcase master.
3. Vodka Inventor
It’s a common story associated with Dmitri. He defended a dissertation on the combination of pure alcohol with water. For this reason, people said that he had invented vodka. The Russian government set the 40% standard strength of vodka when Dmitri was only 9. He had no part in the invention of vodka.
4. The Nobel Prize
With all these inventions and achievements Dmitri never won the Nobel peace prize. On three occasions he was nominated but he never got to win it. It’s believed that this could be related to his differences with the Nobel brothers.
5. Flying Machines
Dmitri worked on the construction of flying machines. His intention was to use them to study the air pressure, temperature, and humidity in the upper atmosphere. He helped make aerostat machines which he used to rise to 3000 meters in the air. While in the air he took the temperature, air pressure and witnessed the solar eclipse.
6. Oil Expert
Dmitri is the brain behind pipeline transportation of oil and oil products. Before this invention oil was being transported in carts and leather bags. He advised the oil companies to use tankers and to pump oil through pipelines. He also formed the first oil refinery in Russia.
7. Other Interests
As a renowned Chemist, you’d expect Dmitri to spend most of his time in the laboratories or in places that were related to chemistry. Surprisingly, he only spends 10% of his time on chemistry. He was a shipbuilder. He loved learning arctic marine Navigation for which he wrote 40 scientific papers. He also took part in the construction of the first arctic icebreaker named Tarmac in 1898. He was also more interested in matters of the national economy.
Next time an oil tanker passes by you, or beautiful suitcases and travel bags, remember it’s thanks to the multi-talented genius Dmitri Mendeleev father of the periodic table.
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