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The timeline is well-known, even Wikipedia has a specific article on History of the Periodic Table. Several people suggested some version of the periodic law in 1860-s before Mendeleev, including Meyer (1864), Newlands (1863-1867), Odling (1864) and Hinrichs (1867). Meyer's original table only had 44 elements, Odling's had 57. Meyer's expanded table was only ...


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The traditional response to this question is that Mendeleev made successful predictions concerning missing elements/blank spaces in his periodic table. Mendeleev successfully predicted Sc, Ga and Ge and a further 5 or so elements. see my book, Eric Scerri, The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its Significance, OUP, 2007. Some periodic table scholars, ...


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The answer to your question is that Mendeleev wrote mostly in Russian and there are few translations of his original papers. In any case his name is synonymous with the discovery of the periodic table and I would argue that he is one of the most famous chemists of the modern era. See my book on the periodic table. The Periodic Table, Its Story and Its ...


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