He was born Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev on February 8 , 1834 in Verkhnine Aremzyani, Siberia. Mendeleev was born into a large family it is said to believe he had 16 brothers and sisters although it was uncertain on exactly how many kids his mother and father had together. When Mendeleev was 16 he moved to the capitol of Russia Saint Petersburg and attend the same college his father attended because the head of the college knew his father there Mendeleev would train to be a teacher. He spent 2 years in Heidelberg Germany where he got to work with Robert Bunsen at the Heidelberg University. When he returned to Saint Petersburg in 1861 he became more involved with chemistry putting more time and effort into it. At the age of 27 in the 61 days Mendeleev put everything he knew on to paper and created a 500 paged book called Organic Chemistry. The book ended up winning the Domidov Prize and it helped put him at the forefront of the Russian chemical education. By the time Mendeleev was 33 he was awarded The Chair of General Chemistry at the University of Saint Petersburg. In his high power he decided to improve the chemistry in Russia by publishing The Principles of Chemistry in 1869. The textbook became very popular in Russia but not just there in English, French, and Germany translations.in 1869 he began to write a second volume to his book The Principles of Chemistry.After two weeks he published The Relations between the Properties and the Atomic Weights of the Elements. The Periodic Table was a big success it even started a chain reaction of different scientist to make there own version of Mendeleev's table. Because of his discovery element 101 is named Mendelevium in his honor, in 1907 on February, 2nd Dmitri Mendeleev died at the age of 72 in Saint Petersburg, 6 days before his birthday the cause of death was influenza.
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