HeY ! HeY ! I Am SUCH A gReAt PErSON ! WHeN WAs I BORn ?

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    $\begingroup$ So tempted to answer Spongebob Squarepants. ;) $\endgroup$
    – gnovice
    Dec 28, 2017 at 15:50
  • $\begingroup$ I could have sworn this was a Baconian cipher - but apparently not $\endgroup$ Dec 28, 2017 at 17:44

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The answer is

Dimiti Ivanovich Mendeleev.

The reason:

If you ignore all spaces but very much mind the case, the riddle is a concatenation of symbols for chemical elements: for example, "A gReAt" gives you silver (Ag), Rhenium (Re) and Astatine (At). If you sum all the atomic numbers of said elements, you get 1834, which is the birth year of Mendeleev. With the chemical content of the riddle, there is few room for doubt that he's the solution (although it's probable he was not the only Human born that year).

Great riddle!

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    $\begingroup$ First I thought that this was a silly riddle with bad punctuation, now I can see how brilliant it is. Great work indeed. $\endgroup$ Dec 29, 2017 at 1:08
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you and well done, the answer is indeed correct :) $\endgroup$
    – Keelhaul
    Dec 29, 2017 at 9:23
  • $\begingroup$ Also, I thought Aristotle was more of a classical elements guy (your know, fire, air, water, earth, aether), quite ironic isn't it ? $\endgroup$
    – Keelhaul
    Dec 29, 2017 at 9:29

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