Mikhail Lomonosov

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Birthday
19, 1711
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Apr 15, 1765 (53)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
19, 1711
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Apr 15, 1765 (53)

About

Russian scholar and natural scientist who improved the telescope, formed the theory of continental drift, and predicted the Antarctic continent. He was also a poet who greatly influenced modern Russian literature.

Before Fame

At age ten he started helping his father run his ship transport business.

Trivia

All his contributions to science went virtually unknown outside of Russia until long after his death.

Family Life

He married Elisabeth Zilch in 1740; they had one daughter, Yelena.

Associated With

Like him, Benjamin Franklin also made important contributions to countless areas of science.