Interest in Science
Dimitri Mendeleev major experiment or contribution that shaped history.
His first Periodic Table was compiled on the basis of arranging the elements in ascending order of atomic weight and grouping them by similarity of properties. He predicted the existence and properties of new elements and pointed out accepted atomic weights that were in error.
This organization surpassed attempts at classification by Beguyer de Chancourtois and Newlands and was published a year before the work of Lothar Meyer.
the Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology of the Slovak University of Technology built a statue of his face with some of the elements on it.
Mendeleev is credited for bringing the metric system to Russia and was director of Russia's Bureau of Weights and Measures. Due to a legal technicality, he was considered a bigamist for not waiting the required seven years after a divorce before marrying his second wife. In his later years, he became known for his large beard and long hair. It was said he would only cut his hair and beard once a year. He is just the most influential.