Anyone who has ever taken Chemistry has studied the periodic table. Most people who have memorized the elements on the Periodic Table have probably not given any thought to who might have created it. In 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev published the very first periodic table. Although there were a few people who attempted to create a period table, none of these tables were as effective as Mendleev’s version. Dmitri Mendeleev was born at Tobolsk, Siberia in 1834 and died in 1907.