This is not a question about chemistry as a science, but as a school discipline.
Why is it that Mendeleev as a person is barely mentioned in chemistry courses compared to all the others, like Coulomb, Bohr, Planck, Heisenberg, Boyle, Avogadro, etc.? His story is quite inspiring and I think we should all learn it while in school, not by watching a YouTube video (as was my case). In my layman's view, Mendeleev performed a thought jump (can't even call that an insight) equivalent to that of Einstein's special relativity when coming up with the concept of the periodic table. Today, we take the table for granted, but how would someone even begin to think of such a concept back when we knew so little about chemistry?
Is this some left over from the Cold War, because Mendeleev was Russian? Or something similar to Newton vs Leibniz, or maybe even Edison vs Tesla?
I do not believe the question I have asked is completely subjective, because I would assume some chemistry teachers to be present. Mendeleev's contributions to chemistry are indisputable, yet, we learn so little about him.