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Dmitri Mendeleev


8 February 1834 – 2 February 1907 (Aged 72)

Born in Tobolsk, Russia. Died in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Mendeleev was a Russian chemist who created the periodic table of elements and formulated the Periodic Law.

The chemical element Mendelevium was named after him, while a large crater on the far side of the moon also bears his name (Mendeleev).

Edvard Grieg


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15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907 (Aged 64)

Born in Bergen, Norway. Died in Bergen, Norway.

Grieg was a leading Norwegian composer and pianist.

He is widely celebrated in his home city of Bergen, with numerous buildings and statues bearing his name and image.

Edmonia Lewis


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c. 1844 – c. 1907 (Aged 63)

Born in Greenbush, New York. Died in London, England.

Lewis was an internationally celebrated sculptor, spending much of her working life in Rome.

She had the unique position of being both the first professional African-American and Native-American sculptor.