Sir Isaac Newton

Laws of Gravitation


According to the Julian calendar Sir Isaac Newton was born on Christmas day December 25, 1642, in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, United Kingdom, he died on March 20, 1727, in Kensington, London, United Kingdom. Isaac was a physicist and a mathematician Isaac Newton's education was in Trinity College, Cambridge from (1667-1668) and (1661-1665) he was also educated in Kings School, Grantham (1655-1659). Isaac was know as a physicist mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, alchemist and theologian.

Early Life

Isaac Newton was born to Hannah Ayscough, as a premature child three months after his fathers death. He was named after his father who was a farmer. When Isaac was three his mother got remarried to Reverend Barnabas Smith and had three children leaving him with his maternal grandmother Margery Asycough. Isaac disliked his stepfather and maintained some hostility to his mother for marrying him. From about the age of twelve to seventeen he studied in Trinity College Cambridge which taught him Latin but no mathematics. Isaac was removed from school and was back at Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth where he found his mother widowed for the second time. His mother tried to make him work as a farmer which Isaac hated. Henry Stokes master at the Kings College persuaded his mother to send him back to school so he can complete his education. In June he was admitted to Trinity College again on the recommendation of his uncle Rev William Ayscough. He started his way by performing Valet duties until he was awarded a scholarship 1664 which gave him four more years to study.

Interesting Facts

- Isaac Newton was born on the same year of the death Galileo Galilei who was also known as a great scientist

- Isaac was not likely to survive as child

- Isaac was born on Christmas Day

- Isaac was inspired by many other scientists such as Galilleo, John Keepler and many more



By: Pruthvi