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Mikhail Vassilyevich Lomonosov
astronomer, writer, poet, politician, physicist, mathematician, historian, inventor, mosaicist, artist, geologist, chemist, geographer, painter, university teacher, philosopher, linguist
Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (/ˌlɒməˈnɒsɒf/; Russian: Михаил (Михáйло) Васильевич Ломоносов, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ləmɐˈnosəf] (listen); November 19 [O.S. November 8] 1711 – April 15 [O.S. April 4] 1765) was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries were the atmosphere of Venus and the law of conservation of mass in chemical reactions. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, optical devices and others. Lomonosov was also a poet and influenced the formation of the modern Russian literary language.
Place of birth:Lomonosovo
Date of birth:19 November 1711
Date of death:15 April 1765