History of the Periodic Table

Events

The first element (phosphorous) was discovered by scientist Hennig Brand

1649

Antoine Lavoisier grouped known elements into 4 groups; metals, non-metals, earths and gases, based on their properties.

1789

French professor Alexandre Béguyer de Chancourtois, arranged elements spirally around a cylinder divided into 16 parts, known as the ‘Telluric Screw’.

1862

John Newland put forward an atomic law known as the ‘Law of Octaves’.

1864

Julius Lothar Meyer started the development of the periodic table.

1869

Dmitri Mendeleev published the first periodic table.

1869

Henry Moseley found a way to accurately measure elements atomic mass number.

1913