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For all the basics about samarium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about samarium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
Samarium was named after the mineral, samarskite, from which it was isolated. The mineral had been named earlier after Colonel Vasili Samarsky, who, therefore, indirectly became the first living person to have a chemical element named after
him.