Mikhail Lomonosov

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Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov
M.V. Lomonosov by L.Miropolskiy after G.C.Prenner (1787, RAN).jpg
Native name Михайло Васильевич Ломоносов
Born (1711-11-19)November 19, 1711
Denisovka, Archangelgorod Governorate, Russian Empire
Died April 15, 1765(1765-04-15) (aged 53)
Saint Petersburg
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.
Spouse(s) Elisabeth Zilch
Children Yelena

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.