February | Monday | 08, 2016 :: Google celebrats the 182nd birthday of Russian chemist and inventor Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev with a doodle. He was the one who formulated the periodic law, which lead to the organisation of the 63 elements known as periodic table. Dmitri developed his extended version of the periodic table.
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev ( 8 February 1834 – 2 February 1907 O.S. 27 January 1834 – 20 January 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.Mendeleev was born in the village of Verkhnie Aremzyani, near Tobolsk in Siberia, to Ivan Pavlovich Mendeleev and Maria Dmitrievna Mendeleeva (née Kornilieva). His grandfather was Pavel Maximovich Sokolov, a priest of the Russian Orthodox Church from the Tver region. Ivan, along with his brothers and sisters, obtained new family names while attending the theological seminary. Mendeleev was raised as an Orthodox Christian, his mother encouraging him to “patiently search divine and scientific truth.” His son would later inform that he departed from the Church and embraced a form of deism.