## About

British philosopher and scientist whose observations through the microscope changed the fundamental assumptions of science.

## Before Fame

He was fascinated with the inner workings of mechanisms early in his childhood, and he took apart a clock and made a functional wooden replica.

## Trivia

He became very guarded about his work and remained obscure after his death.

## Family Life

His father and both of his uncles were Anglican ministers.

## Associated With

He proposed the mathematical formula for the strength of gravity before Isaac Newton actually worked it out on paper.