Dmitri Mendeleev– How Did the Chemist Die?

Dmitri Mendeleev died at age 72, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding chemist Dmitri Mendeleev's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Russian scientist who revolutionized chemistry with his Periodic Table of Elements. His chart predicted certain elements that were not discovered yet, but have been discovered since.

He studied natural science in the Russian capitol, St. Petersburg.

He helped to found the first oil refinery in Russia and investigated the composition of petroleum.

How did Dmitri Mendeleev die?

Dmitri Mendeleev's death was caused by flu.

Information about the death of Dmitri Mendeleev
Cause of deathFlu
Age of death72 years
BirthdayFebruary 8, 1834
Death dateFebruary 2, 1907
Place of deathSaint Petersburg, Russia
Place of burialN/A


"Elements which are similar as regards their chemical properties have atomic weights which are either of nearly the same value (eg. Pt, Ir, Os) or which increase regularly (eg. K, Ru, Cs)."

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"Certain characteristic properties of elements can be foretold from their atomic weights."

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"There is nothing in this world that I fear to say."

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"No one nor anything can silence me."

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"The magnitude of the atomic weight determines the character of the element, just as the magnitude of the molecule determines the character of a compound body."

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