The Enlightenment Period

By: Cameron Bennett

Sir Issac Newton

Sir Issac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England. He was reunited with his mother when he was 12 years old. He befriended a local apothecary and he soon learned the basics of chemistry. He was pulled from school to become a farmer, but farming was not his forte. He went back to school where his uncle got him an opening in University of Cambridge's Trinity College. Sir Issac Newton was one of the most popular physicist and mathematicians during the Enlightenment Period. Newton came to discover the principles of modern physics. Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy) was written in 1687. He died in London on March 31, 1727.

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