Authorised form of nameMendeleeff; Dmitri Ivanovich (1834 - 1907)
Other forms of nameDmitry Ivanovich
Other forms of surnameMendeleev
Dates1834 - 1907
Place of birthTobolsk [Tyumen Oblast, Siberia]
Date of birth08 February 1834
Place of deathSt Petersburg, Russia
Date of death02/02/1907
Research fieldChemistry
St Petersburg (graduated 1856)
Settled in Heidelberg and set up his own laboratory (1860); returned to St Petersburg (1861); Professor of Chemistry, Technical Institute, St Petersburg (1863); Professor of Chemistry, University of St Petersburg (1866-1890); Director, Bureau of Weights and Measures, St Petersburg (1893); apparently saw the periodic table in a dream; predicted the existence of gallium, scndium and germanium
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election19/05/1892
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Davy Medal 1882; Copley Medal 1905
RelationshipsYoungest of 17 children
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Proc Roy Soc Series A 1910-1911 vol 84 pp xvii-xx signed by W A T
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA4343
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003062Mendeleef, Dmitri Ivanovich1995
IM/003061Mendeleef, Dmitri Ivanovich1995
NLB/6/708Copy letter from Theodore E James, to [Harrisons]30 June 1892
NLB/11/841Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt]16 October 1895
NLB/11/659Copy letter from A H White, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], Secretary, Royal Society4 September 1895
NLB/31/712Copy letter from Archibald Geikie, to Professor Dimitri Ivanovich Mendeleeff, Foreign Member, Royal Society3 November 1905
NLB/31/872Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleeff, Charring Cross Hotel28 November 1905
NLB/34/533Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]4 February 1907
EC/1892/05Mendeleeff, Dmitri Ivanovich: certificate of election to the Royal Society19 May 1892
NLB/11/848Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs West Newman & Company18 October 1895
NLB/17/386Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleeff, Foreign Member, Royal Society, 19 Zabalkansky, St Petersburg20 October 1898
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