Mendeleev published his periodic table of all known elements and predicted several new elements to complete the table in a Russian-language journal.
Only a few months after, Meyer published a virtually identical table in a German-language journal.
He formulated the Periodic Law, created a farsighted version of the periodic table of elements, and used it to correct the properties of some already discovered elements and also to predict the properties of eight elements yet to be discovered.
His father was a teacher of fine arts, politics and philosophy.
and by 1871 he had transformed Saint Petersburg into an internationally recognized center for chemistry research.
Another person to propose a periodic table was Lothar Meyer, who published a paper in 1864 describing 28 elements classified by their valence, but with no prediction of new elements.