Dmitri Mendeleev was a Russian chemist who is credited for creating the periodic table of elements as we know it today.
Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev was born on 8 February 1834 in the village of Verkhnie Aremzyani in Siberia. He was the son of Ivan Pavlovich Mendeleev and Maria Dmitrievna Mendeleev. The number of Dmitri’s siblings is yet not known, there are sources that indicate numbers that range from 11 to 17. Mendeleev family was poor, especially after Dmitri’s father Ivan became blind. Soon afterwards he died leaving his wife to take care of the children.