By: Andrew Wan
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.
On January 4, 1643, Isaac Newton was born in the hamlet of Woolsthorpe, England. Newton was the son of a local farmer, also named Isaac Newton and had died three months before young Newton was born.
Isaac was a professor at Cambridge and later he published his most acclaimed work, Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, which has been called the single most influential book on physics.
By the time he reached 80 years of age, Newton was experiencing digestion problems, and had to drastically change his diet and mobility. Then, in March 1727, Newton experienced severe pain in his abdomen and blacked out, never to regain consciousness.
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.