Did you know that Mikhail Lomonosov was born today in 1711? He was a Russian polymath. A polymath is someone who has experience and knowledge in multiple subject. Some of the areas Lomonosov studied include chemistry; physics; geology and mineralogy; optical devices such as telescopes; history; art; and literature and language. Some of the important discoveries Lomonosov made include the discovery of an atmosphere on Venus, the freezing point of mercury, and conservation of mass in chemical reactions. He catalogued more than 3,000 minerals and predicted the existence of Antarctica. Lomonosov also used his knowledge of chemistry and minerals to create factories that could produce colored glass for mosaics and art.
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Mikhail Lomonosov was not born to the aristocracy. His father was prosperous, but just a fisherman. When he reached a point where he had learned all he could in his village he left on foot and walked to Moscow so he could pursue further studies. Despite his poverty, Mikhail Lomonosov earned further opportunities for education through his hard work.
Mikhail Lomonosov discovered the atmosphere of Venus while observing the transit of Venus in 1761.
Mikhail Lomonosov explained the formation of icebergs. He used his knowledge of how icebergs form to show that the icebergs found in the South Ocean were formed on dry land and not the ocean.
Mikhail Lomonosov write a grammar handbook that reformed the Russian language. He also wrote poetry and a history of Russia.
The glass factories Mikhail Lomonosov organized in 1763 produced the first stained glass mosaics outside of the famous Italian glass factories. Records show Lomonosov created about 40 mosaics, 24 still survive today.