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 11,884 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Newlands is the 145th most popular chemist (up from 235th in 2019), the 772nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 913th 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 145 out of 510Before him are Ascanio Sobrero, Jean-Marie Lehn, John Frederic Daniell, Clara Immerwahr, Edward Adelbert Doisy, and Akira Suzuki. After him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, Stanley Miller, Robert S. Mulliken, William Howard Stein, Georg Wittig, and August Wilhelm von Hofmann.

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Among people born in 1837, John Newlands ranks 19Before him are Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, Pedro V of Portugal, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Paul Morphy, Ivan Kramskoi, and Georges Ernest Boulanger. After him are Vasil Levski, Rosalía de Castro, Empress Dowager Ci'an, Francis, Duke of Teck, Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and Émile Waldteufel. Among people deceased in 1898, John Newlands ranks 20Before him are Henry Bessemer, Syed Ahmad Khan, Theodor Fontane, Heungseon Daewongun, Aubrey Beardsley, and Eleanor Marx. After him are Félicien Rops, Edward Burne-Jones, Zachris Topelius, Princess Maria Antonia of the Two Sicilies, Ferdinand Cohn, and Georges Rodenbach.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, John Newlands ranks 772 out of 6,924Before him are Stanley Rous (1895), Guy Ritchie (1968), Anthony James Leggett (1938), Harold Lowe (1882), Pat Hitchcock (1928), and Daniel Rutherford (1749). After him are Jane Seymour (1951), David Coverdale (1951), Charles Spurgeon (1834), Terry Jones (1942), John Ray (1627), and Nevill Francis Mott (1905).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Newlands ranks 17Before him are Robert Robinson (1886), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Harry Kroto (1939), William Hyde Wollaston (1766), John Macleod (1876), and John Frederic Daniell (1790). After him are Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), Archer Martin (1910), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), John Pople (1925), and William Henry Perkin (1838).