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                                            Isaac Newton Biography

Sir Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Lincolnshire, England. He was an English mathematician and physicist. He is one of the most influential scientists of scientific revolution of 17th century. His father was Isaac Newton and mother was Hannah Ayscough Newton. His father died three month before Newton’s birth and his mother remarried Barnabas Smith and left him with his maternal grandmother when he was 3 years old. These things developed an acute sense of insecurity in him.

Things you didn’t know: –

  • His mother returned back to him after her second husband died. At that time, Newton was 12 years old.
  • His mother pulled him out of the school as she wanted him to become a farmer but he failed because he found farming monotonous. Soon he was sent back to finish his basic education.
  • In 1661, he enrolled in a work-study program at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.
  • He read the bible daily, believing it to be the word of God.
  • In 1703, Newton was made a member of the Royal Society.
  • He is best known for introducing theory of gravity and three laws of motion. Calculus is one of his biggest inventions.
  • His seminal work called ‘Principia’ got published in 1687.
  • In 1679, Newton had a nervous breakdown which stopped his research work.
  • He was not considered a good student during his school days.
  • An alchemy manuscript written by Newton has been found in March 2016. It has the recipe for philosophic mercury.
  • It was considered a step in the process for creating the philosopher’s stone. This material was thought to have an ability to turn any metal into gold.


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