Due to the natural gift and perseverance Lomonosov
northern peasants raised himself in the "big" people who received promotions, and recognition, was a great scientist. But, obviously, put it on it too much effort.
"The State Counselor and Professor of Lomonosov
died hard and lonely, - wrote a modern biographer .- burdened, but still impulsive and restless, he was lying in hushed big house. In the garden flooded with juice, they planted trees. Spring wind knocked at the window. In the mosaic workshop stood unfinished paintings. Lomonosov
, knew that he was dying. "I do not tuzhu of death: lived, suffered and I know that about me the children of the fatherland regret" - he wrote. But he was worried about the fate of his case. Sometimes it seemed that all the hard struggle that he led, went down the drain. He knew full price favors the Empress (Catherine II) - and saw that the beginning of the Russian national science *, which he developed, again in jeopardy. He does not hide his gloomy meditations. Even a courtesy, but, in fact, very indifferent to him Jacob Staehelin Lomonosov
said: "Friend, I see that I must die, and quietly and calmly look at the death. Tokmo I am sorry that I could not accomplish all that I undertook for the good of the Fatherland, for the increment of Sciences and for the glory of the Academy and now at the end of my life to see that all my helpful intentions will disappear along with me ... "
. Listen to every word of the queen court, . Determined consciousness of its significance, . ignorant lords, . yulyaschie around them foreigners, . steeped in, . bureaucracy officials openly rejoiced, . that leaves, . Finally, . gadfly, . hopping and hlopochuschy about something on its death bed,
And on April 4 (old style) in 1765, about five o'clock in the afternoon, warm heart stopped beating Lomonosov
This refers to the creation of Catherine II of priority conditions for work in Russia is not domestic, and foreign scientists.