Isaac Newton
Isaac Newton was an English physicist, scientist, and mathematician commonly considered one of the most genius minds of all time. He was one of the most influential scientists of all time.

Full Name

Isaac Newton

Who scientist
Birth Date December 25, 1642
Death Date March 20, 1727
Country England
Born Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England, UK
Died London, England, UK
Cause of Death old age
Education Trinity College at Cambridge
Father Isaac Newton Sr.
Mother Hannah Ayscough Newton
Spouse none
Children none

Hannah Smith Pilkington

Benjamin Smith


Newton was elected a Fellow of Trinity College at Cambridge in 1667, but at the time, university Fellows were required to also be ordained priests, which Newton was not. Due to conflicting religious views, Newton refused to be ordained, but was able to keep his status as a Fellow and skirt the law due to recieving special permission from King Charles II himself.

Newton was a rival of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, and the two were involved in a famous feud over which had first invented calculus. 

Newton was a close friend of fellow mathematician Nicolas Fatio de Duillier, and historians describe their relationship as "intimate" and "intense." Their friendship abruptly ended, however, when Duillier began to become close to Leibniz as well.

Newton was acquainted with Robert Hooke, and the two exchanged a few letters exchanging scientific ideas. However, when Hooke criticized some of Newton's theories publically, Newton was deeply offended, and withdrew from an upcoming public debate which Hooke would be attending. The two never reconciled.

Writing and speaking with Henry More inspired Newton to research alchemy.

Newton studied a specific comet in 1680 with John Flamsteed. They later became enemies when Newton publicized some of Flamsteed's research before he had published it himself.

Edmond Halley encouraged Newton to publish Principia Mathematica, and gave him the financial support he needed in order to do so.

Newton corresponded with John Locke on theology.

Anne, Queen of Great Britain knighted Newton in 1705.

Voltaire, a friend Newton's, attended his funeral in 1727. Alexander Pope, another admirer, wrote an epitah for him.


Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England, UK - Born here, 1642. Grew up here, 1642 - 1654.

Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, UK - Attended school here, 1654 - 1659.

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK - Attended university here, 1661 - 1696.

London, England, UK - Lived here, 1696 - 1715. Died here, 1727.

Hursley, Hampshire, England, UK - Lived here, 1715 - 1727.

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