Isaac Newton

By: Andrew Wan

Introduction

Isaac Newton was born on January 4, 1643 in Woolsthorpe, England. He was a physician and a mathematician, developed the principles of modern physics, and is credited as one of the great minds of the 17th century Scientific Revolution. In 1687, he published his most acclaimed work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which has been called the single most influential book on physics.

Isaac's Quote

"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."
"I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then in finding a smoother pebble or prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me."

Fun Facts

1. He wasn't expected to survive as a child.He was born quite premature an estimated 11 to 15 weeks early. His mother said he could fit in a quart-sized cup upon birth.

2. His dog set his lab on fire, ruining 20 years of work.

3. Isaac Newton was born in 1642 on Christmas day.

4. In his early years, Newton was a very bad student and had got beaten-up by a school bully. He eventually managed to challenge the boy and beat him up in return. As a second challenge to prove his mettle he strived to excel in academics and succeeded. This was the turning point of his life.