Dmitri Mendeleev was born in Verkhnie Aremzyani, Tobolsk Governorate, Russia.
Mendeleev transformed the university into an internationally recognized place for studying chemistry.
Mendeleev married Anna Popova after being obsessed with her and threatened to commit suicide if she refused. He divorced his old wife, Lescheva, a month after he married Popova.
Dmitri Mendeleev died on on this day in Saint Petersburg, Russia