The father of the periodic table is Dmitri Mendeleev, a Russian chemist who started creating it in 1869. While he is the father of the periodic table, other scientists contributed to the periodic table that people use today.
There were 63 elements available in 1869 for Mendeleev to put on the periodic table. The current classification system came to fruition as scientists discovered more elements. Today, there are 109 elements on the periodic table. The table has a tabular arrangement and the basis of the arrangement of the elements includes the atomic number, recurring chemical properties and electron configurations.