Sir Isaac Newton
"The natural philosopher"
The Beginning of Isaac Newton
Date of Birth: December 25th 1642
Death: March 20 1727
County of Origin: London, England
Education: degree in mathematics, physics and astronomy; he went to Trinity college; advanced the work of previous scientists (law of motion including law of gravity); received bachelors degree in 1665
Family: his dad died two months before he was born; when he was 3 his mom remarried and moved away leaving Isaac with his grandmother; after his stepfather died, his mom returned and pulled Isaac out of school to help run family farm; age of 19 entered trinity college
Where he worked or taught: while in trinity college he worked as a servant to pay for college since his mom wouldn't pay for it; worked at Cambridge university as a member of parliament; in 1696 he moved to London as warden or the royal men; became master of the mint in 1699
Did you know…
-Sir Isaac Newton isn't actually a scientist… is actually a natural philosopher
-Sir Isaac Newton was a very religious person and considered his investigations of the natural world to be completely compatible with his faith
Personal or Professional Challenges
His dad died before he was born; Gottfried Leibniz was believed to have stolen his discovery of calculus.