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John Newlands
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Born in Newington, London
Born on 26th of November 1837
Died on 29th of July 1898

Newlands was an industrial and analytical chemist, who came up with the innovative concept of tabulating the elements according to their atomic weights. He also proposed the law of octaves, showing that every element enjoyed similarities to those eight behind it in the table. He was ignored and ridiculed by the scientific establishment at the time, and had to fight for later recognition when others were being lauded for work he had pioneered.

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