Famous Russian Chemists

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 1 Dmitri Mendeleev

Dmitri Mendeleev
Famous As: Inventor of Periodic Table
Birthdate: February 8, 1834
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tobolsk
Died: February 2, 1907
Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev created the Periodic Law and his version of the Periodic Table of Elements that revolutionized the field of chemistry. His table was independent of German chemist Julius Lothar Meyer’s version of the table. Mendeleev also assisted in the development of the first oil refinery in Russia.

 2 Aleksandr Borodin

Aleksandr Borodin
Famous As: Composer, Chemist
Birthdate: November 12, 1833
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: February 27, 1887

Aleksandr Borodin was a Russian musical composer. He was one of the popular 19th-century group of musicians known as The Five, who worked together to create a national style of classical music. A chemist and doctor by profession, Borodin also made important contributions to organic chemistry. His best known work as a chemist is his work pertaining to organic synthesis.

 3 Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: August 30, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Murom
Died: September 27, 1944

Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii was a photographer and chemist of the Russian Empire. Prokudin-Gorskii is remembered for his effort to capture early 20th-century Russia and his groundbreaking work in color photography. From 1909 to 1915, Prokudin-Gorskii traveled across the Russian Empire, documenting several of its aspects. After his death, many of his negatives were taken to the U.S. Library of Congress.

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 4 Marina Oswald

Marina Oswald
Famous As: Pharmacist
Birthdate: July 17, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Severodvinsk Molotovsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

Marina Oswald is a Russian-born American pharmacist best known as the widow of Lee Harvey Oswald, who killed the 35th president of the USA, John F. Kennedy. She played a key role in the Warren Commission hearings where she testified against Oswald. Marina has been portrayed by many actresses in films like JFK and Fatal Deception: Mrs. Lee Harvey Oswald.

 5 Nikolay Semyonov

Nikolay Semyonov
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: April 15, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia
Died: September 25, 1986

 6 Germain Henri Hess

Germain Henri Hess
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: August 7, 1802
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: December 30, 1850

 7 Vladimir Vasilyevich Markovnikov

Vladimir Vasilyevich Markovnikov
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: December 22, 1838
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Knyaginino, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: February 11, 1904
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 8 Karl Ernst Claus

Karl Ernst Claus
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: January 23, 1796
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Livonia, Russia
Died: March 24, 1864

 9 Alexander Butlerov

Alexander Butlerov
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: September 15, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Chistopol, Russia
Died: August 17, 1886

 10 Vladimir Ipatieff

Vladimir Ipatieff
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: November 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 29, 1952

 11 Friedrich Konrad Beilstein

Friedrich Konrad Beilstein
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: February 17, 1838
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: October 18, 1906

 12 Sergey Lebedev

Sergey Lebedev
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
Died: May 2, 1934