Friedrich Konrad Beilstein:
Friedrich Konrad Beilstein was a Russian chemist.
February 17, 1838 in St. Petersburg, Russia
October 18, 1906 in St. Petersburg, Russia
Claim to Fame:
Beilstein was the Russian chemist who originally wrote Handbuch der organischen Chemie or Handbook of Organic Chemistry. This organic chemical reaction handbook would grow continuously even to the modern day where it is now known as the Beilstein Database. The present Beilstein Database contains over 10 million structures and almost 11 million reactions.