John Newlands

1837 - 1898

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John Alexander Reina Newlands (26 November 1837 – 29 July 1898) was a British chemist who worked concerning the periodicity of elements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Newlands has received more than 13,801 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia. John Newlands is the 143rd most popular chemist (down from 104th in 2019), the 626th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 551st in 2019) and the 17th most popular British Chemist.

John Newlands was most famous for the Law of Octaves, which he published in 1865. The law states that the atomic weights of elements are either whole number multiples of the atomic weight of hydrogen or are half-integers of the atomic weight of hydrogen.

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Among chemists, John Newlands ranks 143 out of 602Before him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Joachim Frank, Kurt Wüthrich, Willard Libby, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, and Sune Bergström. After him are Christian B. Anfinsen, James Dewar, Jean-Baptiste Dumas, Jaroslav Heyrovský, Arthur Kornberg, and Ahmed Zewail.

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Among people born in 1837, John Newlands ranks 18Before him are Marie François Sadi Carnot, Adam Opel, Pedro V of Portugal, Ivan Kramskoi, Paul Morphy, and Vasil Levski. After him are Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Georges Ernest Boulanger, Ilia Chavchavadze, Queen Cheorin, Rosalía de Castro, and Émile Waldteufel. Among people deceased in 1898, John Newlands ranks 17Before him are Charles Garnier, Ferdinand Cohn, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Eleanor Marx, Félicien Rops, and Theodor Fontane. After him are Syed Ahmad Khan, Henry Bessemer, Aubrey Beardsley, Heungseon Daewongun, William Ewart Gladstone, and Edward Burne-Jones.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Newlands ranks 626 out of 8,785Before him are Tilda Swinton (1960), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Edgar Wallace (1875), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Chris Norman (1950), and Thomas Savery (1650). After him are Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale (1864), Alfonso de Portago (1928), Charles Laughton (1899), Willibrord (658), William Shockley (1910), and Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Newlands ranks 17Before him are Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), Robert Robinson (1886), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Archer Martin (1910), and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897). After him are James Dewar (1842), George Porter (1920), John Frederic Daniell (1790), Harry Kroto (1939), Alexander R. Todd (1907), and John Macleod (1876).