Mikhail Lomonosov

Russian polymath (1711-1765)

Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (November 19 [O.S. November 8] 1711 – April 15 [O.S. April 4] 1765) was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer. Lomonosov made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. As a scientist, he contributed to the fields of chemistry including principle of conservation of mass, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology and optics, amongst others. Lomonosov was also a poet, and influenced the development of the modern Russian literary language.

Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov
Михайло Васильевич Ломоносов
Born(1711-11-19)November 19, 1711
DiedApril 15, 1765(1765-04-15) (aged 53)
Alma materSaint Petersburg State University, University of Marburg, Slavic Greek Latin Academy
Occupation(s)Sphere of science: natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, philology, optical devices and others. Lomonosov was also a poet.
SpouseElisabeth Zilch