Authorised form of nameMetchnikoff; Elias (1845 - 1916)
Other forms of nameElie
Mecznikow, Elias
Other forms of surnameIlya Illyich Mechnikov
Dates1845 - 1916
Place of birthIvanovka, Kharkov Province, Russia
Date of birth15 or 16 May 1845
Place of deathParis, France
Date of death15/07/1916
Research fieldEmbryology
Comparative anatomy
ActivityMedals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physiology or Medicine) 1908
Membership categoryForeign Member
Date of election12/12/1895
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1906
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1915-1917 vol 89 pp li-lix signed by E R L
Anne Cooke, 'From Microbes to Man. Ulf Lagerkvist, Pioneers of microbiology and the Nobel Prize' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 234-236
DSB gives birth date as 16 May 1845
Royal Society codeNA5262
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/20/285Copy telegram from Sir Michael Foster, to Elias Metchnikoff, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Institut Pasteur, Paris[13 March 1900]
NLB/33/773Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to Professor Elias Metchnikoff, Foreign Member, Royal Society1 November 1906
NLB/34/149Copy letter from Francis Darwin, to Professor Elias Metschnikoff, Foreign Member of the Royal Society, Institut Pasteur, Paris4 December 1906
NLB/53/527Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Edwin] Ray Lankester, K.C.B., FRS24 October 1916
EC/1895/24 Metchnikoff, Elias: certificate of election to the Royal Society17 December 1895
Add to My Items

    Collection highlights

    Browse the records of some of our collections, which cover all branches of science and date from the 12th century onwards. These include the published works of Fellows of the Royal Society, personal papers of eminent scientists, letters and manuscripts sent to the Society or presented at meetings, and administrative records documenting the Society's activities since our foundation in 1660.

    The Royal Society

    The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of
    the world's most eminent scientists and is the
    oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.
    Registered charity number 207043

    Website design ©CalmView


    + 44 207 451 2500
    (Lines open Mon-Fri, 9:00-17:00. Excludes bank holidays)

    6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG

    Email Us →


    Subscribe to our newsletters to be updated with the
    latest news on innovation, events, articles and reports.

    Subscribe →

    © CalmView