He became the most influential scientist of all time for formulating the three basic laws of motion and the law of universal gravitation.
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.
He and Gottfried Leibniz invented infinitesimal calculus, and his book, Principia Mathematical, became the basis of modern mathematics.
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.
Albert Einstein had a picture of Newton on his study wall, and was voted the greatest physicist of all time by leading scientists in 1999.
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