Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov
Михайло Васильевич Ломоносов
|Died||April 15, 1765 (aged 53)|
|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 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.