Prof. D. I. Mendeléeff


DEATH has been very busy of late among the army of men of science, and nowhere has he been more active than in Russia, where within the space of a few weeks three of that countrys foremost chemical philosophers—Beilstein, Mendeléeff, and Menschutkin—all men of front rank and of a worldwide reputation, have submitted themselves to the strict arrest of the fell sergeant. An occurrence of like character and extent is almost unknown in the annals of science. The nearest approach to it is in our own history, when within an interval hardly greater we lost Wollaston, Young, and Davy.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

THORPE, T. Prof. D. I. Mendeléeff . Nature 75, 371–373 (1907) doi:10.1038/075371a0

Download citation


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.