Robert Hooke

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Birthday
18, 1635
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 3, 1703 (67)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1635
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 3, 1703 (67)

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.