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Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov
Михайло Васильевич Ломоносов
November 19, 1711|
Denisovka, Archangelgorod Governorate, Russian Empire
|Died||April 15, 1765
|Alma mater||Saint Petersburg State University, University of Marburg, Slavic Greek Latin Academy|
|Occupation||Sphere of science: natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, philology, optical devices and others. Lomonosov was also a poet.|
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, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology and optics, amongst others. Lomonosov was also a poet, and influenced the development of the modern Russian literary language.
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The Lomonosov house in Marburg, Germany.
Catherine II of Russia visits Mikhail Lomonosov in 1764. 1884 painting by Ivan Feodorov.
Diagrams from Mikhail Lomonosov's "The Appearance of Venus on the Sun, Observed at the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences on 26 May 1761"
Grave of Lomonosov in Lazarevskoe Cemetery, Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Saint Petersburg
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