Sir Isaac Newton

Father of Gravity, Physicist, Mathematician

Background Info

Born: 1/4/1643

Died: 3/31/1727

Occupations: Physicist and Mathematician

Worked at Cambridge University from 1669 - 1696

Was Warden of the Mint from 1696 to his death in 1727

Extra Info

Newton's father was a prosperous farmer who died three months before his birth. His mother remarried, and he was left in the care of his grandparents. None of his family member's names are currently known.

In his adult life, Isaac Newton was a difficult man. He was prone to depression, and he would often bicker bitterly with other scientists.

Newtons Contributions to Astronomy

-“Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica” (“Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy”)

-Law of Gravity

-Reflective telescope

-Refraction of light resulting in rainbow

Things the Master Said

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.”

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.”