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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 13,311 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). John Newlands is the 105th most popular chemist (up from 145th in 2019), the 551st most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 772nd in 2019) and the 10th 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 105 out of 509Before him are Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted, Stanley B. Prusiner, Gerhard Ertl, Yves Chauvin, Willard Libby, and James B. Sumner. After him are Henry Hallett Dale, Robert Robinson, Carl Ferdinand Cori, Antoni Grabowski, Wendell Meredith Stanley, and Heinrich Otto Wieland.

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Among people born in 1837, John Newlands ranks 17Before him are Marie François Sadi Carnot, Tokugawa Yoshinobu, Pedro V of Portugal, Paul Morphy, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, and Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse. After him are Ivan Kramskoi, Georges Ernest Boulanger, Francis, Duke of Teck, Vasil Levski, Empress Dowager Ci'an, and Ilia Chavchavadze. Among people deceased in 1898, John Newlands ranks 12Before him are Charbel Makhlouf, Eugène Boudin, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Ivan Shishkin, Johann Jakob Balmer, and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes. After him are Charles Garnier, Aubrey Beardsley, Félicien Rops, Heungseon Daewongun, Henry Bessemer, and Syed Ahmad Khan.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Newlands ranks 551 out of 7,765Before him are Roger Glover (1945), Fred Perry (1909), Alexander Pope (1688), John Smith (1580), Alice Liddell (1852), and Alfred Molina (1953). After him are Gordon Banks (1937), Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Elizabeth Blackwell (1821), Cecily Neville, Duchess of York (1415), Robert Robinson (1886), and Mike Hawthorn (1929).

Among CHEMISTS In United Kingdom

Among chemists born in United Kingdom, John Newlands ranks 10Before him are Frederick Sanger (1918), Frederick Soddy (1877), William Crookes (1832), Francis William Aston (1877), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), and Norman Haworth (1883). After him are Henry Hallett Dale (1875), Robert Robinson (1886), James Dewar (1842), John Macleod (1876), Cyril Norman Hinshelwood (1897), and Arthur Harden (1865).