DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Dmitri Mendeleev (aged 72)
Inventor of the periodic table of elements
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev(8 February 1834 – 2 February 1907) was a Russian chemist and inventor. He formulated the Periodic Law, created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.
DEATH: In 1907, Mendeleev died at the age of 72 in Saint Petersburg from influenza. His last words were to his physcian: “Doctor, you have science, I have faith,” which is possibly a Jules Verne quote.