Sir Isaac Newton

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Birthday
4, 1643
Birthplace
Woolsthorpe, England
Death Date
Mar 31, 1727 (84)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
4, 1643
Birthplace
Woolsthorpe, England
Death Date
Mar 31, 1727 (84)

About

Physicist and mathematician who became one of the most influential scientists of all time, formulating the three basic laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation. He built the first practical reflecting telescope and his work helped Enlightenment thinkers rebel against Church theology.

Before Fame

His mother wanted him to be a farmer, but the headmaster of King's School, Henry Stokes, convinced her to let him complete his education.

Trivia

He and Gottfried Leibniz invented infinitesimal calculus, and his book, Principia Mathematical, became the basis of modern mathematics.

Family Life

He was born three months after the death of his father, a farmer also named Isaac; he had two stepsisters named Mary and Hannah and a stepbrother named Benjamin.

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Albert Einstein had a picture of Newton on his study wall.

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